The Sun Also Rises going into public domain so I can legally say this: You are all a lost generation.

Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises' has just gone into the public domain with this batch of copyright-expired works this New Year. One of the few Hemingway books I've read... it opens with a quote Gertrude Stein imparted on Hemingway in conversation, "You are all a lost generation." Which became a shorthand name for … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises going into public domain so I can legally say this: You are all a lost generation.

Bringing the War Home to Mudville

So, at the advice of members of my writing group, having put together an outline of my novel, I am writing the last chapter up front. To put together where I am headed, this serves as a way of giving myself a destination and also aiming at the resolution, which, seeing as how stories are … Continue reading Bringing the War Home to Mudville

Merry Christmas From Easy Company, The Boys Of Bastogne

Last night, just Mom and Dad and I had a Christmas get together at Mom's apartment (she moved out recently, some kind of 'trial separation' but nobody is talking about what things 'are'). Dad asked in the car on the way there, 'what are we going to talk about?" We ended up talking about their … Continue reading Merry Christmas From Easy Company, The Boys Of Bastogne

What Were We Talking About, Even

Father, How did we come to the Hoover Dam Talking about politics and the ineffectiveness of ineffective leadership again I think I said they want to blow it up We were in discussion over why some find motive only in opposing, Where one cannot move to make one’s community any better Without pointing to the … Continue reading What Were We Talking About, Even

Posting My Original Screenplay – ‘HIROSHIMA’ – – by Cypress Butane – A Story About Being Hit By A Spiritual Bomb and Attempting to Find Justification For One’s Madness

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Chinese Leader Xi to Arts Conference: Art Should Serve the State and ‘Vulgar’ Art Will Not Be Permitted – Itself a Vulgarity that Puts Art and Truth in Service to a Particular Government, Destroying any Ideal of Either

STORY Only that which makes you uncomfortable gives you an opportunity to grow. If you are a short sighted bureaucrat deciding which art is 'worthwhile', all you are doing is destroying the survivability of your society according to your own personal psychological needs and desires. Ensuring your system is rigid, self-reassuring, and weakening at every … Continue reading Chinese Leader Xi to Arts Conference: Art Should Serve the State and ‘Vulgar’ Art Will Not Be Permitted – Itself a Vulgarity that Puts Art and Truth in Service to a Particular Government, Destroying any Ideal of Either

In the Arms of An Emotional Support Martial Force Array – a Poem – by Cypress Butane

A clip, short, with strident blip of crying woman, usually unkempt In an apartment collapsed and spent Watch closely captioned what happens Next Her animal, more than a pet knows she Is in a panic and so attacks - with passionate Affection, attention and unrelent You get the picture, She cries and yet The idea … Continue reading In the Arms of An Emotional Support Martial Force Array – a Poem – by Cypress Butane

Pick A Card To Play, Any Card (Paid For By the Committee to Unthinkingly Endorse the Unthinkable)

He liked to tell stories Or rather make things up About the people he dislikes He likes to call things out He was always pointing fingers He was catching all our eyes The monkey man who slung shit like no other He was our guy We love him because he gets it happening So much … Continue reading Pick A Card To Play, Any Card (Paid For By the Committee to Unthinkingly Endorse the Unthinkable)