Taking a photo is bringing a fracture of an event into history. Photos now live longer due to new internet lifestyle. They won’t disintegrate, paper won’t get affected by time, colours won’t vanish. The internet keeps them alive for a long time, even though they might get lost in the ocean of bits and bytes.
Every photo is just a slice of the story; something had to happen before it was taken and the story has to continue somehow. And that’s exactly why this blog came to existence.
Reuters published their Best photos of the year 2013 and they bring up so many emotions it’s almost impossible not to see a story behind every single one of them. My goal is to write a flash fiction stories to some of them. Probably not all of them and probably not just to those of the Reuters’ list.
So from the January 1, 2014 on, you’ll find here a short story every now and then. I highly encourage collaboration, so if there are writers out there that would be interested, let me know. :)
Ha! Dawkins looks like a kid who just snuck a cookie before dinner.
David Mitchell explained in BBC Radio 4 Bookclub how he develops different characters with unique voices.
What you do is write letters to yourself. Literally. ‘Dear David, my name is Timothy Cavendish, I’m in my sixties, we’ve met once before few years ago when you wrote Ghostwritten. Person I love most in the world is this. What I’m afraid most of in the world is this. What I think about god, money, sex, work is this, this, this and this.’ You cover about twenty basis and you use their language. Not my language because they’re writing a letter to me. Do that two or three times and they’re kind of real enough to then stand on their own feet and talk. That’s it.