VINCENT, MEET MY WIFE! “Honey, Van Gogh didn’t sell any paintings either in his lifetime!” How many times is Vincent Van Gogh invoked when one’s paintings or other works of art don’t sell? It could be you looking in the mirror saying this or, as in my case, mentioning it to my wife. The piece,or… Continue reading Vincent, meet my wife!
You want to be noticed and you are. Not in the way you would wish, no, not in the way you wanted when you had the procedure. Or was it procedures? How many did it take to erase the lines on your face, specifically around your eyes, your mouth, your cheeks and forehead? Yes, you’re ∞
There’s an interesting story to how I wrote the mini-short story “Tickets”. Our Creative Writing teacher, Jim Burke, had asked the group in the previous class to study the physical appearance of someone whom they see at a cafe or at a park, and in describing how they look, try to come up with a… Continue reading Notes on “Tickets”
He’s finally home. She’s excited; there’s a happy glow in her eyes. “Well?” Silence “So…?” “So… you want to know if I bought the tickets.” “And…?” “And you want to know if I got good seats.” “I know there were still some good seats available.” “Right. Did you also know the price of these tickets?… Continue reading Tickets
It’s not often that I get it right. And so quickly. The nervous energy that I wrote about in my first blog, that seemed to make me feel that I was “all thumbs” has significantly been reduced due to two factors. One, the exercise program which I hoped would help has indeed made a difference.… Continue reading Too Many Keys, Part 2
Saturday, October-06-2012 My teacher says that it’s preferable to write in longhand but I’m tired and lazy today, having got up at five o’clock this morning, but at least I’m writing, or trying to, first my attempt at a blog – I signed up at the website recommended by my teacher, writing a few lines… Continue reading The trouble with keys
Hello world! My first reaction to my Creative Writing teacher when he suggested that we all start our own blogs was, “Uh, oh, not me.” Funny how things can change. By the following day I had changed my mind; quite often these days ideas of interesting subjects will flit through my mind and, sorry, but… Continue reading Hello world!