Tourists in Rome will learn that dudes in period costume may be free-lancing but their lancing isn’t free.
Too many writers write stories with the main character being a writer. They write “what they know.” It drove Ernest nuts. That and the way they went on to mimic each other. They were Hemingways or Joycean or tedious streaming consciousnesses or Kerouacian or derivatively creepy nutso-whackos who wrote like psycho Ellis or Burroughs. Or [...]
There are many stories about the statue of David, Michelangelo’s trophy piece. A good one is about David’s arm being broken off by rioters. Apparently that’s true, and the arm was reattached, and the crack line is right there to see. “That’s somewhat suspicious,” Claris says as we stand in line to see David in [...]