Yesterday, May 2, 2014, was the 3rd anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's execution by Navy Seal. And nothing much happened... No missing Malaysian plane carrying a dirty nuke reappeared to explode anywhere.
April 30, 1945. The Germans have a word for Hitler's final act: "Selbstmord." It's apparently something one performs--like a rite. Like seppuku. Apparently fascists think self-slaughter is theater. One wag once said: "Gotta love old Adolf--he was the guy who killed Hitler. Then another wag chimed in, "but you can still hate him, because he was the dude who killed the guy who killed Hitler."
April 30th: a.k.a. Walpurgisnacht: Walpurgis Night (in German folklore) the night of 30 April (May Day's eve), when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with their gods...
So, have a bonfire and dance naked in celebration.
Welcome to Blank Space. In art, blank space is negative space. In writing, blank space exists between the lines of printed text (the black space). It is the unique perspective that a reader brings to the work; what the reader experiences in a work of fiction that may not be set down explicitly on the page. A work containing blank space has no overlong exposition, backstory or explanation. It is simple, direct and active.
Michael Hacker writes fiction, is a former stage actor and director, is interested in all forms of storytelling both character and plot-driven, loves to discuss philosophy, ethics and psychology, and criminal psychopathology. He is interested in crime and the legal system. He loves computers, but as an end-user. Mike's overall philosphy is stoic acceptance that mixes Christianity with the philosophy of Epictetus.