Thursday, January 03, 2019

The Goose Is Loose!

January 3, 2019
   Running ahead of the curve, or am I running behind?

   It was Hemingway who believed that if he knew the end of a story, so would the reader. So how do you end a history-based story with a well-known outcome? Well, one way would be to emphasize an event rarely connected to another part of the story.

 Daily Whip Out: "Francisco"

   It was a Quechan In-din named Francisco who liberated Olive Oatman from her sojourn with the Mojaves. He later paid for this sin with his life.

 Daily Whip Out: "Mojave Laughers"

   The anglo wagon trains that came through the Colorado River basin claimed they were looking for a sign from above. As you can see, the sign is clear as a bell, above and behind the laughers.

Daily Whip Out: "Susan Thompson"

   It was John Updike who said a story should end in a way no one anticipates, but upon reaching the last sentence, the reader must feel that the story could not have ended in any other way.

   One thing is for sure: I need to be as loose as a goose to pull this off.

   So, how did I arrive at this realization?

   "I just love your line, the looser the better, always have, and when you splash a sky or suggest a bajada, I just go wild inside."
—Don Dedera

Daily Whip Out: "Loosie Goosie In Progress"

A suggested bajada.

"If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet."
—Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones

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