Courtesy of the artist, Xiaoze Xie and the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York.
Since November the "Novel Challange" has been driving me crazy! Like some odd language in which I've become fluent -- I hear mini-novels all around me. Our popular media overflows with sub-compact stories fleshing out charater's lives in concise comments bandied about without further explanation. One sentence stories that give depth to a work's breadth. Today's Example:Henry Jones to his son, Indiana in "The Last Crusade" spoken as they sat 'at the cross roads':
"Unfortunately, she kept her illness from me: all I could do was mourn her."
Now, I had previously watched this movie MANY times...but today, after the 'On the Media' challenge...DING...there it is: an entire story...in...one...sentence. Thanks for pointing out what I'd been over looking...I think.
This story went by so fast I had to listen again...and wanted to email to a friend and aspiring novelists. Repeatedly, I entered her edress, only to be repeatedly told that I needed to use but on "@," a lesson I of course didn't need. Why didn't the email work?
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