Marion on February 22, 2010

Here’s a podcast of a story I told on WBAI on the Next Hour in January 2009. I had developed the story in a workshop I took through Narativ and was invited to tell it as part of their “storytelling circle.” The story is true and follows the rules of Narativ’s techniques. So have a […]

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Marion on February 20, 2010

Spring 2004, they told him the cancer was back, hiding in places it hadn’t been before. Inoperable but treatable, the doctor said. “No, thanks,” he replied. “I’m eighty-six. I’m not looking to draw things out.” Three to six months without chemo, he was told. Nine months later, winter 2005, despite the prognosis, he had only […]

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Marion on February 18, 2010

I’ve just invented a word although that seems very unlikely. If you can prove a usage prior to mine, let me know. The word is: ghostpuppet. You may know about sockpuppets . Here’s the definition from Wikipedia: “A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an online community. In its earliest […]

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