"Sad Story #2"
My writing now seems to be inspired by the art I create. This past month I took a monotype class at the Baird in South Orange with Debbie Livingston. I wasn't particularly pleased with what I did in the first class; I was trying to make something like paintings, and they just weren't very good. But in the second class we did chin collé, which I'd never gotten the hang of before. I really liked what I did using pictures of houses printed on very fine rice paper. So after the last class I made a bunch more. And while I was working came up with two titles; the first bunch are called "Dark Houses" and each one represents a disturbing event. The second group are called "Sad Stories." I haven't written anything down yet, as I'm still working on my sci-fi prequel (which started out as short stories, but is evolving into another novel I think). I have some vague ideas floating around in my head, but nothing I'm ready to put down on paper yet. I'll publish the first one here, I think.