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Three Things: The Solitude Edition, III

2014 August 18
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Let’s take some time for a moment of solitude this week, before the end-of-summer rush begins. I’ve collected three solitary figures. Care to write a character or scene around one (or all)?



Markus Åkesson, The Passage, 2012. Oil on linen.



Muge, Untitled from Moments series. Photograph.



Alex Colville, Ocean Limited, 1962. Oil on synthetic resin on board. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Three Things: The Mirrored Edition

2014 June 30
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Using a mirror as a storytelling device is hardly a new idea. But when was the last time you wrote a mirror into your work? This week let’s—ahem—reflect on the object (yes, I know, that was pretty terrible), and then write some words. Go!



Edward Gorey, Untitled, from The West Wing. Pen and ink illustration. Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1963.



Markus Åkesson, Rites of passage (The big night), 2010-2011. Oil on canvas.



Duane Michals, The Vanity of Animals, 2004. Photograph.