Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bird Slips The Cage

In the realm of film luminaries such as Ingmar Bergman and Carl Theodore Dreyer have tackled the theme of the male artist, or practitioner, so focussed on his art or work that effectively he is blind to emotional needs, both … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Not Much At All

Repeated exposure to the oft celebrated work of their writers and film-makers may not make it any easier to read the Latin American male mind. The macho world view many of them present can seem predictable and childish to readers … Continue reading

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Experience at the Heights

This story – in deference to Hermann Hesse –  was originally published in alongstoryshort e-zine.   The path leading up to the Amalec peak began near the hotel where the old poet had been staying with his wife. Steep even … Continue reading

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When you’re born at the end of the line there’s only one place to go. Such is the realisation and primary motivating force at the heart of The Second of Three. For those whom fate has decreed birth and upbringing … Continue reading

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Thanks Be to the World (Synopsis / Excerpt / Comment)

Synopsis: Healing signifies new life. For Larry, a middle-aged film actor from Scotland, the process beings unfolding on a yearlong trip around the world, during which he revisits many of the locations of the films he made. Excerpt: ONE Larry … Continue reading

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Proper Respect for a Wound (Synopsis / Excerpt / Comment)

Synopsis: Delgado, a disabled resident of a community in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, reflects on life growing up handicapped in a slum district. He recalls his father’s flight and his upbringing at the hands of his mother. On her … Continue reading

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The Unintentional Healing of Soul (Synopsis / Excerpt / Comments)

Synopsis: In the late 1990s Steve Casey, a divorced man with a son, sets off from Brisbane on his third trip to Central America in the space of little more than five years. He is the second eldest of five … Continue reading

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