A blog in honor of Ernest Hemingway's continual search for the perfect sentence. I'll be writing one sentence a day in the pursuit of the one true sentence—the line that conveys an entire story within itself, without flourishes or sentimentality.
Vanessa's days as a stripper long over, she nearly choked on her coffee when she heard a high pitched, girlish squeal accompanied by someone yelling "Twinkle!," her former stage name, as she and the other executives crossed 5th Avenue.
His yacht,"Rainbow's End," sat rotting in dry dock next to other ships in various states of decay whose equally optimistic names told of their owners' belief that they had reached the pinnacle of success.
On a Sisyphean journey to change his family's attitudes towards his chosen career as a lion tamer, Orlando's misstep of bringing a lion cub to Thanksgiving (it stole the turkey and trimmings, licked Aunt Sally's face bloody) set things back several years.
With the film crew now gone, the village tried its best to return to normal, but dreams of Hollywood stardom continued to linger resulting in former friends coming to blows over who should get top billing in the church newsletter.
I'm an artist and writer. I've published two non-fiction books,"Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires," (2015) and "Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem" (2017). I'm currently working on my third book, which is about Edgar Allan Poe and the crimes that inspired his work, due out in 2020 . I'm the co-founder of Fellow Well Met, an online shop specializing in vintage, handcrafted & fine men’s accessories, which launched in April 2016. Andrew Amelinckx