Writer’s Log: 1333

“Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head?”

I love Gene Wilder’s Willie Wonka. It is, in fact, my favorite movie. But of course, this quote comes from Shakespeare (whom I despise).

“Tell me, where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head?” — The Merchant of Venice

[I don’t actually “despise” Bill Shakespeare. I recognize that he created many words we find useful in English today. I do find the imposition of teaching — ADULT PLAYS that are SPOKEN aloud to an ADULT audience — to teenagers to be an egregious breach of teacher-student trust! (I fucking hated Shakespeare during high school.)]

But that’s not why I’m here.

From whence do ideas spawn? Dreams? Recombinant cultural memes? The twisting of personal history, desires, regrets and failures? From the influx of a constant stream of media tropes? A blended mishmash of everything and nothing? Regardless, here’s the beginning of my next writing effort, bred, indeed, from the heart and mind (and soul?): Shadow Shoals.


7 thoughts on “Writer’s Log: 1333

      1. No man, You’re the boss!
        Where ever this was going, I was in for the ride.
        You and Duke have been kind in showing where my strengths and weakness are and I’d be happy to return the favor but in this intro story, I was in – all in.
        I will buy that book and my wife will read it to me in the evening while I lay on the floor, staring blankly at the ceiling, lost in the adventure.

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