But I liked Arun. And Arun liked my lunch. This taught me something. I asked my mum to show me how she cooked. I spent a lot of spare time with her, watching and learning.
Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories
Little by little I grew interested in cooking. Little by little also whatever I cooked tasted better and better. Soon my father started calling me the A-2 cook in the house. I would invite one classmate, Arun, then other classmates to have dinner I prepared.
They always came and left contented. Always asking when the next dinner invitation was going to be issued. Over the years, my network of friends had grown. Not by a little.
By a lot. My friend Arun and I both went to catering courses after finishing school.
He quit after a year because his father wanted him to study computers. His dad said that computers were the future. I remember asking my parents one day if I had maybe chosen the right career path. Both my parents looked at me astonished. Never doubt it. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon.
Thursday, September 26, Editorials Op-Eds Letters Columnists. All Sections. The train rolled in almost simultaneously as my tummy began to rumble. Yes, it also features one of my stories, A Touch of Kink.
The last thing Flint expected upon discovering a homeless young man rummaging through the dumpster behind his shop was a kindred spirit. Jack wanted to dabble in some light BDSM, looking for a little role play. A little role-reversal. But the airport only opens up the door to a stream of steamy surprises for Tudor. Will his mood improve? Daniel offers to help, to teach Robert what it means to truly let go of control, in order to be able to seize it again. When Taharial, angel of purity, descends to Hell to reprimand him, lust demon Asmodeus cannot resist having a little fun with his unwanted guest.
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OFF THE CUFF: BORDER - Calgary Underground Film Festival
It ends up at about a page. Then I throw that in a drawer and write the first draft without looking at it. If I want to linger on a certain idea, or introduce a new character, that method allows for those digressions. MF: Interesting analogies and points Mr. Crime , crime fiction , Dietrich Kalteis , Fiction , Martin J Frankson , off the cuff , robin spano , vancouver , writing.
A Short Story About Cufflinks
Robin Spano. Dietrich Kalteis. MF: So far, the characters in my first two crime novels were not police officers, therefore I was free from having to research process and procedure, as they could just follow their noses and do what they wanted. However, when it comes to geography and technology, I do my homework. During my time there earlier this year, I took extensive notes on my travels, and these have proven valuable as I want to infuse as much realistic detail as possible. Not just geographic but societal as well. I have started creating character cards detailing things like the kind of car they drive, personal likes and dislikes etc.
Google Maps is wonderful too. Sometimes though, I make something up.
And like Martin, I use Google Maps street view a lot, too. MF: Thanks Robin. Vancouver will be an annual visit for me. I totally love the city. Shady characters are probably the most fun to write about. However, I do like stories about corrupt cops. They have to work within tight bounds and procedures, therefore have to be imaginative when trying to work outside the system without being caught.
I once read there are two kinds of corruption, corrupt for greed and corrupt for the job. The former like to line their pockets, whereas the latter break the rules to put away criminals who would get away with it if the letter of the law took its course. One of my favourite writers, the late Derek Raymond wrote several crime novels featuring a lead but nameless detective who constantly broke the rules for the greater good as he saw it.
For books like that, knowing procedure would be vital, otherwise how would one know how such rules are bent or broken? They also make for a good read. Nightmares of the Streets and The State of Denmark are two of his books that come to mind, but I digress. If there is a major national or world event, the world within the novel should at least acknowledge its existence.