Thursday, June 23, 2011

An explanation...

"The Sculptor that I was" is a short story that I wrote for a Writer's Digest contest, but I missed the contest deadline and decided to publish it here because I thought it was a good piece of writing.

My novel, which is slated for publication in November (so your Christmas shopping is done!) has a character who becomes a piece of technology. While writing the novel I had an idea about a character who becomes an actual inanimate object and decided to explore that theme in a short story.

I took a narrative cue from a short story by Julio Cortazar in his collection "Blow Up". In Cortazar's story, a boy is looking at a fish in a tank, but by the end of the story you realize that at some point the narrative voice shifted to the fish looking at the boy. If you haven't read it yet, read it now. If you read it an liked it, then I think you'll like my novel too.