A Story, Some Art and an Announcement

I should start with the announcement, but I’m not going to. I’m not in the newspaper business any more and I’m under no obligation to invert the pyramid. I’m going to save that for last. First off, I’ve completed a novella, “Investigation into the Velazquez Shooting.” It’s about 23,000 words long. I wrote it for alternatehistory.com, and response was generally favorable—people were intrigued and drawn in at the beginning and frightened and deeply moved by the ending, which is what I was going for. But it’s in the Writer’s Section, where only members can read it. So I posted it here, here, and here. Here’s some art I did for it. You’ll have to read the story to find out the relevance. I start

What The Hell, Washington College?

My next blog post was supposed to be about “Investigation into the Velazquez Shooting,” the process of writing it and how it changes the process of developing a character to write in this format. Unfortunately, events in the news have gotten in the way. I’m not talking about the impeachment hearings, which I hope you’re following. I’m talking about something that happened at my old alma mater, Washington College. The Chestertown Spy tells the story here with a much more thorough commentary here, but the short version is that a campus production of The Foreigner, which was the senior project for a drama major, was cancelled by the school administration because it has one or more Klansmen in i

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