Eight million stories in the naked city


Great post from Writing Wranglers and Warriors written by Author Mike Staton.

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

This post has been written by me, Mike Staton. This post has been written by me, Mike Staton.

Sixty-seven years ago, a black-and-white film noir debuted at movie theatres in America. Directed by Jules Dassin and based on a story by author Malvin Wald, The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. Shot partially in documentary style, the tale takes place on the streets of New York City. At the end of the film, the narrator says, “There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.”

I love to look for paintings that whisper of stories yearning to be told. To paraphrase the ending of The Naked City, “There are eight million stories inside this painting. This is one of them.”

First, though, I have to choose a painting or photograph. Nowadays I peruse Pinterest. If a Pinterest painting or photo intrigues me, I’ll save…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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