Anecdotes & other things
This week on Facebook: Some of these are also stories but some are anecdotal, the first is one is a records my reactions (and thoughts) to true happenings. The second is a review, written as a literary response and which is still recording a high number of ‘reads’ on my posts (perhaps it was the reference to Swinburne) . The third was an interesting search project, whereby I added fictional characterisations to true events used to embellish my original story Marrano. The last two are ‘anecdotal’ about my life (well: sort of).
1. The House Of The Dead (posted on April 30, 2016). He found the intimate way she gently stroked his hand quite disconcerting. She no longer greeted his arrival, having long since retreated into a silent world from which she never returned.
2. The Hand – Maupassant (A Review) (posted on December 14, 2014). The short story ‘La Main d’écorchée‘ (The Flayed Hand) by Guy de Maupassant was initially published by L’Almanach lorrain de Pont-à-Mousson in 1875, under the pseudonym of Joseph Prunier. Some eight years later Maupassant reworked ‘La Main d’écorchée’ and published it simply as ‘La Main’ or ‘The Hand’.
3. Marrano – The Letters (posted on February 28, 2015). Between late 1938 and July 1942, my twin brother, Abraham Francisco Hubsch, wrote to me at least once a fortnight from Paris. Our ambition was to study together at l’École de Paris, but we agreed that one of us should stay in Santa Cruz de la Sierra with Mama.
4. Java Lava (posted on September 23, 2016). This morning may not have been déjà vu exactly, rather a replay of a bad experience with coffee machines. Having discovered that my consumption of strong black coffee is not good for me, I decided to confine myself to one or perhaps two cups a day and put away my cafetière.
5. Sherlock Holmes — the never-ending story (posted on January 16, 2012). During the war when I used to go to Saturday morning pictures — three pence to get in and no refund if it was bombed while you were inside. Incidentally threepence in say 1944 becomes around £4.50 today … so it was considerably more expensive to go to the Saturday cinema in 1944.
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