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2017 4 Nov

Campfire Story

von: Martina Weber Abgelegt unter: Blog | TB | 9 Kommentare


„It was 1878, in Quincy, Illinois, when 16-year-old Charles Ashmore went to the well to fetch a bucket of water. When he didn´t return, his father and sisters set out to look for him. All they found were clear footprints in the snow that stopped abruptly. There was no sign of a struggle. Just footprints that ended on the way to the well. He was simply gone.“

The Leftovers, Making of

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9 Kommentare

  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    The first two seasons of The Leftovers went deep down the well, and were writing TV history for some good reasons. The third one has been praised (nearly) beyond compare. I will wait and see.

    Halt and Catch Fire can still send shivers down the spine near the end of season three. I think it will get darker yet in the final season 4.

  2. Martina Weber:

    Today I watched Episode eight of Season two (International Assassin) and I was overwhelmed by this kind of transformation story. It´s one of the best episodes I ever watched. I only didn´t understand why they had to chose that kind of Vivaldi musical background.

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:

    I tell you why. Because they were able to make even me love that „Vivaldi background“ who normally disdains such a background. In a way it was perfect. And unforgettable.

    I prefer to replace the question why by what. I never like asking the why question when being in a state of surrender. I ask that maybe later, sometimes. Forgetting knowledge often works better than accumulating knowledge (in acts of creativity. Being in a state of surrender can be a very rewarding state of mind. If you are „in the zone“ you don‘t go why why why.

  4. Martina Weber:

    Well, I agree, but I didn´t write my comment while watching episode 8, I wrote it afterwards, in a state of reflecting when I had a bit left „the zone“, but I´m still intrigued.

  5. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Ich verstehe. Ich habe übrigens mit meinem Verlag vereinbart, dass ich h i e r aus meinem Buchprojekt jederzeit Kurzgeschichten posten kann. Habe ich das bereits erzählt?

    Das Buch schreibe ich in englischer Sprache, es wird natürlich messerscharf lektoriert. Es kommt auch in das McGuiness-Buch der Rekorde, weil es die längste Neuausgabe von Kurzgeschichten sein wird, also keine gesammelten Kurzgeschichen, all originals. 1000 Seiten, 1000 short short stories, eine findest du über deinem Text.

    Das Buch darf bis zu hundert Fotos enthalten.

  6. Martina Weber:

    Cool. Congratulations. I liked your text with those waitresses in blue. You seem(ed) to be right in „the zone“ :)

  7. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Yes, you got it. Small problem: 908 short short stories have still to be written, or remixed from my blog texts… and sequenced… so, I think it will take some time.

  8. Martina Weber:

    You´ll manage it, I´m sure of that. It´s a great project, this combination of stories and photography. So you have 92 short short stories written yet. This is a book already. I´d like to read more of it.

    More than ten years ago I published an article about the history of the short short story and on my research I spottet a German „Doktorarbeit“ about it, and the core of the matter was the thought to combine conflicting information to activate the reader´s brain.

  9. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Thatˋs what it‘s about, in parts. Except the magic factor X that keeps things known and unknown in a strange balance. Such inquiries leave more holes open than they cover solid ground. But, well, having activated so many brains now, leaves me deeply satisfied.

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