Will There Be Roses Or Stinking Corpse Lilies?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

Let's proceed . . .

I've never really attempted to define my place on Booksie. It's been pointed out on a number of occasions as to where I actually stand regarding some of the themes I've covered. So let me try . . .

I'm representative of a bloc, you understand, of emerging writers who favour a mock-documentary or pseudo-journalistic style. Defined as so because there is a subtle interplay of actual sourced material and parody. The sentence structure, you'll notice, isn't formulaic and breaks with traditional storytelling. The language would be considered the "temper of the times". And some words have what I call a visual currency - speaking to the eyes; not just to the HEART or IMAGINATION. Quotes or people cited are, I hasten to add, not characters you'd find in any particular genre. The professionals in my posts REALLY do exist on par with YOU and ME. Wow - isn't that mind-blowing - the fact you can, as a writer, break from the norm and have FUN . . . FUN - remember that? You did it at school when you "pulled someone's leg" and all fell about laughing.

One of the aims of this bloc is a "disarming device" in the face of the critical mainstream and its grammar police. And this includes the mediatization or attack on free speech. What I aim to dramatize is the Western canon and its loyalist party of megacorporations and institutions - how these sweeping ideologies are being superimposed on a climate of familiarity or consciousness of indifference. And I do it with all the tools available: repartee, irony - a little creative tinkering when appropriate. There's no limit as to where you can go - providing, that is, you're daring enough. You must have more daring; always more daring - as a personal hero of mine, Georges Jacques Danton, once proclaimed. Or words to that effect.


Submitted: July 10, 2021

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