Human, alien, energy, space all filled with dreams, words and notes from memories past and present, building a convoluted record of stories collected over the years. It tells a story more complicated than one can imagine especially if it’s born from a notion and piece of puzzle. Ask yourself what snowflakes are, stars, the moon, could it simply be lights and decoration that cause confusion or a systematic form of clarity. Thoughts written with sparse facts to create a loose narrative to ask or answer mystifying questions. The single most asked question or thought of wonder we all ask ourselves is – what happens after we die. We know or are told from who created us that we grow inside a woman, some humans now are grown in a laboratory test tubes. Also, where do we go when we die, reincarnation, reform and returned to from whence we came, round and round. Born innocent, without power, knowing nothing, learning everything we understand. I must say, I forget some things, but recall specific experiences from the past and wonder why.
I started writing a screen for my second book -AWAKE ASLEEP DREAMING DEAD- with FADE-IN, a fantastic software for screenplay writing. Here is a taste-
FADE IN: INT./EXT. HUGE HOUSE-FULL MOON EVENING A car horn wails repeatedly, then gets louder. Famous reclusive architect Alan Rogers gets out of bed, looks out the third floor window of the manor he built in the hollow countryside, and sees headlights from a car driving up the the country driveway. The cars stops in front of the house. The car horn continues to wail. He heads downstairs, opens the door to silhouettes of two people standing next to the car. Blinded by the light he lifts his hand over his eyes. ALAN ROGERS Hello? (confused) FADE TO: EXT.ROCK QUARRY-EARLY MORNING Years later, wide view of a rock quarry with the sound of a car engine, then a car drives by. INT./EXT. VERY EARLY MORNING – INSIDE A MOVING CAR SAM YOUNG, 35, photographer, hired by Architectural Magazine is driving to photograph the house of a well-known missing architect, Alan Rogers, who disappeared without a trace. SAM YOUNG I’ve got to make a pit stop pretty soon. (tired,brooding)
The engine humming, radio playing at an ear-spitting volume, as the driver, Sam Young, shifts gears, the car climbs and makes its way down and through narrow valley country roads. Driving through corn fields and pastures on either side, with woods in the distance under a blue cloudy sky. SAM YOUNG
Damn, I’m gonna fly off the road! (closes and opens his eyes after a moment) He downshifts into 2ND gear. His eyes dart from the road to the red-lining-tachometer.
My first attempt to make Okonomiyaki. I used to eat it all of the time when I lived in Japan. It’s cooked in special Okonomiyaki restaurants where each table has a grill and the chef cooks it right in front of you. One part I really liked was the sauce and to my delight found it is easy to make. It turned out fantastic and the sauce was superb! Gonna make it again tomorrow.
Hoping to finish RIM STONE this year – while you are waiting have a look at my other books.