Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn't need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it's possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the … Continue reading Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully.
I didn't sleep well last night, and as expected my mind's been all over the place. Distracted, a drift and childish. The spiritual hangover for a manic weekend full of friends, fun, and creative inspiration. It was worth it I think, but it gave me some time to think. When I think of fiction, I … Continue reading Day 14 [Reflection] Just Plain Tired
Tonight I'm doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah's Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job. Total Kept: 11 The Promises I will keep tomorrow are: Do Jonah's … Continue reading Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should
My ears turned deaf and I sat with a dumb expression as Detective Redding went on explaining himself. The rage was like a brooding storm, as I sneered at the back of his seat. Before I could speak, Luna’s hand fell over mine and gave it a protective squeeze. The fear in the look she … Continue reading 05.Dragons Before Ice Cream
Through Max's perspective the player realizes that no matter how quickly they play through the opening fifteen minutes--there is no way to save his wife or to stop the gun shot that silences an infant's crying. And that's the first fifteen minutes.
Thank you Atul for nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award. This blog has been an outlet for my long time interest in storytelling, publishing, and writing in general, and it is the support of bloggers such as yourself that makes me look forward to creating new content. My hope is to some day soon to become … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Nomination
I was a high school sophomore when I discovered the words film noir. Words that encompassed vast works of literature and film that still hold a special place in modern literature and film. Taxi Driver (written by Paul Schrader and directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert Deniro playing the lead) was my introduction to the genre. So I was pleasantly … Continue reading Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness
There were four walls, a mirror, and the table that we were sitting at. Detective Redding sat with his fingers just touching the edge of his coffee cup, staring at me--waiting. The smell of roasted coffee was losing to the stench of sweat and filth in the air. With the handcuffs forcing my hands together, … Continue reading 03.The Silent Knight
Photography and cinematography are two things that I do not do enough of, and what I miss about it the most are the shadows. Where light gives clarity the shadows create mystery, which is why this is one of my favorite pictures in my limited photography portfolio. The camera was borrowed, the model was a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed