The quiet. Unjust. Clueless. Wanderers. Those searching for something, generally the wrong thing. Those wronged turning their wrong into a right. This is what I write. The first book, Key, is a man who goes to Key West to get lost only to find himself instead. Other planned books are in the pipelinem including the sequel to Key, Key's Daughter, in 2013. I dig into them as I see fit.
Each story, whether long or short, is a marriage. Often I separate only to come back later. I argue, cajole, pester and plead. Unlike marriages, rarely do I give up on any slice of writing.
I write a ton. Mostly short stories. Mostly about plain old human existence and the daily snares we so often place ourselves. Sometimes through actions of others, very often through actions self-created. Going out with the wrong person. Involvement with strangers best left alone. Throwing one’s persona into dark alleys, both real and virtual. Those are a few examples of what I like to wrap my imagination around in order to create fiction.
Fiction. Truly it’s friction. An element of truth lies within words of every author. Perhaps truth gained by personal experience, or perhaps vicarious action. When someone does ask me “where do you come up with this bizarre thinking?,” I tell them it’s all in my head. However, I do not tell them how it got there. That’s kept within.
Poetry fascinates me. I do not consider myself a great poet, more of a “barely there” poet. This fact does not stop me from trying. On occasion I will write a poem. Upon further review sometimes the call of whether it was good (or bad) needs to be changed.
Poetry, like all writing, is fluid. There is a final version, but it does not mean the piece could not have been bettered one way or another. An edit here, different word there, make up a new verb, whatever. However you feel about poetry is no different than any other art. Some people claim Van Gogh was no damn good and Poe was a freak. OK. Fine. I would disagree.
Enough rambling. Read them when they come up. Comments generally welcome