What to Say to a Dying Man

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway and Gellhorn are American war correspondents dodging bullets in the Spanish Civil War.  Ernest Hemingway rushes to tend a fallen soldier, to speak to him as he dies.  We can’t hear what he is saying but whatever it is, it’s urgent. The scene is shot from Martha Gellhorn’s point of view.  Seeing how passionately […]

How Does Your Fiction Smell?

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We were driving to our favourite deserted beach to decompress in the transcendental silence of seals intercepting salmon returning to their spawning grounds, when I asked my wife if she had ever read a novel in which the protagonist was following a scent, but unconsciously, not unlike those salmon.  In detective novels, of course, the […]

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