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.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Over the waterfall we fell towards glory or oblivion.
He took immense pleasure in the simple things after the accident—the way his dog kicked her legs out in a smooth rhythm while swimming; the seemingly random flitting of a Monarch butterfly along the shoreline.
The excitement Ike once felt as a child waiting for the family's annual visit to the state fair had devolved into counting the moments until Saturday nights at the bar where he could get away from his own family.
The smell of boiling crawfish and the strains of that old song "Jolie Blonde" sent him straight back to his childhood and the feeling he once had that the world revolved around good food, drinking, dancing, and endless laughter.
I'm an artist and writer. My first book, "Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires," came out in October 2015. My second book, "Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem" will be out June 26, 2017. 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