A Literary Sidebar

Some of you, but not all of you, may know that writing is a gift that was passed down from my father. You may have picked that up if you read Genesis and took the time to read the dedication.

Well, I know this isn’t directly related to the ongoing Atom & Go saga, but it is writing related.

For those of you who don’t know, my father is a retired professor of creative writing and a poet. Poetry has been his canvas for as long as I’ve known him, but occasionally he dabbles in prose.

He recently had a non-fiction piece, entitled What I Did On My Summer Vacation receive an honorable mention in the Storyhouse Writer’s Showcase. That places him somewhere in the Top 5 of the Winner’s Circle competition. That competition is comprised of all the former winners in a new writing round of winner take all, literary Thunderdome.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation details the story of a fall, a chance discovery, and a miracle that stumped doctors.

Carl has several other works of biographical non-fiction published through the Preservation Foundation. If you want to delve deeper into the life of a poet, this is the place to do it.

I know poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea, but this Carl Winderl collection affords a look into the creative process and the well of experience that feeds his art.

As creators, we all draw from our life and our experiences. No matter what medium, be it word, paint, film, wood, or anything else, we draw from what is within us to create something that speaks of what we have seen, felt, and absorbed.

In my own writing, things can be a bit more veiled. I wish I could say I have experiences with space-ships and distant planets, but the reality is much simpler while my imagination is a more varied. My story, at it’s core, is a story of relationship: a father with his daughter, a captain with his crew, old and new acquaintances forging friendship. We all have relationships. As humans we cannot live without connecting to those around us. And that is Atom & Go.

Feel free to check out some new writing. But in the end, keep on reading, stay sane, and keep on flying the Black.

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