Mannequin Monday – If people don’t die right, they haunt
Our mannequin, our framework, will perhaps remain unclothed this week. It’s all about not dying right, about absence. Haunting.
Quotes from Wynton Marsalis and Eddie Glaude.
And a story of mine, inspired by the quotes.
Mannequin Monday – How Quickly She Disappears
So many words to drape our mannequin form this week. Books, both fiction and non-fiction. A debut novel How Quickly She Disappears. And a new Steinbeck biography.
And another bit of fiction I wrote, more from my heart than usual.
Mannequin Monday – Take Me Somewhere…
I’ve never been to the catacombs of Paris. Never come face to face with the roots of Irish humor. But on this Mannequin Monday books take me where I have never been. Elle Marr, Tana French…
Words don’t simply clothe a blank form. They transport the viewer.
And an excerpt from my next book Surfrider,
Mannequin Monday – Here’s Joe Cool…
Here’s Joe Cool, appearing in the first Mannequin Monday blog post of the new year. This week, an insightful article from The Atlantic on Charles Schulz’s character Snoopy. Snoopy, “realizing that he’s tired and cold and lonely and that it’s suppertime.”
And, as always, a writing exercise of my own.
Mannequin Monday – A Frozen Moment in Time
Disability awareness and inclusion clothe our mannequin this week. We examine how comics in particular have expanded to include who we are collectively.
The focus is on The Silver Scorpion, written by Ron Marz.
And I offer a character sketch on a teen with limb difference.
Mannequin Monday – Be Still
Turn down the volume and listen to the silence. Mannequin Monday brings us a note of quiet this week. Drape the form in soft fabric. In words that rise out of the silence in our hearts. A moment of stillness.
A few words from a biblical psalm help us be still.
As always, a lighthearted story of my own.
Mannequin Monday – Nocturnes
This week our mannequin is clothed with words and draped with sound.
The verbal focus is Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. The auditory note comes from jazz vocalist Veronica Swift.
And I again offer a bit of my own writing: “The Necklace.”