Monthly Archives: March 2012

abusing the narrator

There is a famous speech in Hamlet, the advice of a father to his son including the often repeated phrase, “To thine own self be true.”  The wisdom of Polonious’ advice is self-evident; truth so obvious that many portions of … Continue reading

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building my library

A search through some forgotten archives allowed me to add 52 pieces to my collection of stories at Deviant Art, bringing the grand total of extant tales to 118.  I’m pleased to have finally brought them all together at last. … Continue reading

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SRV

In the late eighties, living in Capital City, I discovered a local radio show, later syndicated, called The Blues Room.  There were a few radio programs, mostly talk radio, that I followed in my youth in KC, but The Blues … Continue reading

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changes

The world today is a different place from the world I grew up in.  In the olden times, I walked everywhere.  Television had five channels.  If I wanted to listen to music, I had to go home and listen to … Continue reading

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sensitive writing

I am a sensitive writer.  I play subtle emotional games with my characters, giving my stories twists based on each character’s unique perspective on life, love and being.  As a narrator, I will misrepresent a situation based on the particular … Continue reading

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finding a conflict

As I alluded the other day, the first step in writing a short story is identifying a conflict-resolution pair.  In many ways, this is a relatively easy step.  In reality, this can be the whole trick. I went through a … Continue reading

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on cartoons

I was born in 1961, which makes me fifty years old.  My first great passion in life was Popeye.  No one can say why.  It gave me an affection for spinach.  As a small child, I called Olive-Oyl Olive Water. … Continue reading

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