Bam! Splatt! Kapow! Whack! Clang! Kerplop!

            The 1966 Batman tv show featured words like these flashed on the screen to accentuate the hard-hitting action-packed images flashing across the screen.             Batman & Robin pirouetted through fights, car chases, epic battles versus evil that served well the 30-minute narrative.  Stories require episodes, events, and scenes, but storytelling required movement, speed, characters …

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“Tell me a story . . .

. . . Daddy!”  “Read me a bedtime story, Mommy!”  “Please? . . . ”             We’ve all been there.  Some of us, in both places, as listener – and reader.             As a child.  As the parent.             And the art of “storytelling’s” as olde as bipeds have trod the earth.             From before …

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Trinity Teasing

            A yelp jolted Atom back from that darkness.             Unlike the previous surfacing, Atom rose from unconsciousness to immediate and full alertness. He surveyed his surroundings with a practiced eye, tested his restraints, and formulated possibilities. The armored woman still stood beside the hatch, but she had donned her helmet. Atom recognized her height …

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