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Welcome to an Essential New Friend: Miss Alister

The Essence of a Thing

Another construction site pumping out noise and dust.

About Miss Alister

SITES AND AIMS:  Not much noise and dust was pumped out of this construction site in 2010.  The year sure didn’t go down like it looked like it would.  It started with a first online publication in January followed by a second one in February.  Seemed like the beginning of a roll.  But I changed jobs and there was only time to work at staying ahead of the work.  And yet, it’s been the most rewarding year.  So for 2011, I’ll order up some more of that.  And I’ll write stories when I can because it’s thrill.

Happy New Year!

Miss A

A BIT ABOUT ME:  I was raised in the USA, in New England, with dreams of big cities and Dixie, of salt water and beaches.  So I hit the bottom of the Bible Belt and ended up spending the majority of my years there working up a sweat—working menial jobs, working out, working on a college degree, and finally, working a big fat telecom career.  Now I’m back, way high up north, because I need to be close to the border.

Go ahead, jump

“I found myself on the other side of the door and at the top of a precipice.

Now I find myself at the beginning of the story. The destruction is all I can see. The destruction would be the end of the story, but in reality, it’s just the beginning.

Here’s the rest of my story…”

Mark Gardner, September 26, 2014

The Beginnings ProjectHow the story started

The Beginnings Project came about from Mark Gardner’s desire to try his hand at stream of consciousness writing, not with ink on paper as Laurence Sterne did in the 1700’s, but with an old typewriter, as James Joyce and other modernist novelists have done using that narrative mode.

Using an old typewriter can mean everything from simply connecting with a writing device of old—and any number of connotations that may accompany—to attributing mystical properties to it that allow for the release of stories pent up within it.

Yes, Gardner’s got a great voice and style but what if it was the typing of “Beginnings” on an old 1949 Remington Quiet-Riter that made it everything from merely special to something akin to Aladdin’s lamp?

What it is

A collaborative writing project that began fortuitously and is perpetuated haphazardly.

Tons more at http://missalister.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/go-ahead-jump/

1/1/2011

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