Monday, July 13, 2009

The Silence of Summer

I'm sorry to say I haven't posted very much this summer (only one post in June and already July with nothing to show for it). Just like the storytelling community in Montreal, summer seems to force us to rest.

Storytelling really is a fall-winter activity, best suited to fireplaces and intimate spaces. In summer, people want to be out there and experiencing stuff. The only exception to this seems to be the summer camp campfire. I've performed at a couple of summer camps and they are fun, especially when you show up out of the gloom of the night to tell a tale, maybe in a mask and cloak, and then disappear, existing only for the story.

I've picked up a couple of new books and I've been searching for that new story to learn. I also promised a charming lady that, for the price of a kiss, I was to write a new story based on a celtic legend. I'm still searching for a celtic tale that suits me, so I should have something soon.

Thanks for your patience and I hope you're enjoying the summer!


Dawn Wolf said...

Did you ever write the story for the lady, and did she give you the kiss?

Dawn Wolf said...

QUESTION: Your site advertises

Are they credible? Do you write there, and if so, have you ever recieved compensation for anything you've written?

Hobbes said...

@Story for a kiss: I haven't found the right story yet... still searching for the one that chooses me. I have no control over the ads that appear in the Google pages, so I don't know anything about them.

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