Posts Tagged ‘music’

Double Bass Concerto

In Fiction on January 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

2 Double bass in a locker

Double Bass Concerto

The body slid down the wall and sat, silent, without the thrum of its heart.

No one had missed the soloist yet. The double bass concerto was planned for the second half of the program: Giovanni Bottesini. Concerto No. 2 in B minor.

A shame, really… it would have been beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

Transmogrified: ‘My Humps’

In Fiction, Writing on April 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Let’s start with a definition (for readers of yesterday’s post, not usually the best way to start):

Transmogrify
verb (transitive)
 
To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform

For writing students (or maybe only to students of a certain Professor Randy Nelson at Davidson College) a transmogrification is also a writing exercise where you take a piece of writing, maybe a poem or a newspaper clipping or some song lyrics, and rewrite it in a completely different and unexpected form.

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