The plane was late. Then a taxi driver who couldn’t — or wouldn’t — understand Cantonese made it worse. Sartaq saw the pile of expensive coal outside his roll-up metal door as the taxi came to a stop. There was … Continue reading
Sartaq awoke to someone shaking his shoulder. “We’ve landed, Sir,” the flight attendant was saying. “You have to deplane now.” When he reached Passport Control, the digital clock in the corner of the electronic display said 1:37 AM. He needed … Continue reading
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(Click any picture to enlarge. Descriptions are in the comments for each.) I drove two hours west from Phoenix last Saturday to Quartzite, Arizona for the swapfest at the end of 2016’s week long Quartzfest. The pickings were slim, however, and I came … Continue reading
He gave up trying to sleep at 6:00 AM. Shaved, showered and dressed by 6:30 AM, he went down to the lobby only to learn that, even in China, Sundays are special; the restaurant that served breakfast wouldn’t open for another … Continue reading
In fiction, viewpoint lets the reader know who is telling the story. And it also limits what they can tell the reader. A lot of books are told, not from the main character’s view, but rather from a narrator’s viewpoint. Bob, a … Continue reading