[Response] No, Pres, but I looked it up and it’s about 90 pages…I’ll give it a go. Here’s what I across…“Bonsai, the novella by Alejandro Zambra, is a lot like bonsai, the Japanese art. It is both tiny and exquisite. It is both tiny and exquisite. A scant 90 pages, Bonsai can be read in less than three hours.” ✔️
[Response] I can put myself in your shoes and sorry you felt all that in the first place. As a rebellion to your catchy title, I gave you 50 claps –hoping to provide claps you wanted but never got. In life, the hook can be the 1,000 claps and then it’s like really good drug. I’m from LA: never tried bad drugs so can’t say. Then what? Then, on the…
[Response] Amen, brother — “Freedom to” is it.
I’ve been freed from abuse, torture and rape,self harm, breast cancer…I have picked myself up each time I was brought down.
Stating that line — I wanna have “freedom to” too.
[Response] beautiful work, especially after the part where it changes to photo realism – very powerful there and very brave work. Thank you for telling your story.
(I am hoping everyone in your life now is deserving of your cake too).
[Response to blprnt] GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) need artists-in-residents and, if there is anyone who can influence and socialize this need it needs to come from people like you! In no way Sam I being facetious — I’m being real here: You’re in tech, you’re male, young, you write and, the reach you’d have would be to coders who…
[Response] Yes: gut wrenchingly, I agree with your 3 points. Yes to growing thick skin. Yes to constructive criticism.
However, I found freedom in the Amherst Writers & Artists workshop model for critique – for instance, a reader responds with what was strong in the work and, does not employ the use of «you bombs» …instead…