I came across this photo as I was, for no good reason, slogging through a series of click-bait pictures that appeared in some feed or other this morning (drinking coffee, eating whitebread) titled “THESE PHOTOS HAVE NOT BEEN EDITED!” What a waste of time.
But this photograph stood out as intriguing, not just because of odd appearence of the man, but of the configuration of the man and woman, which hinted at some kind or relationship between them outside the confines of a posed picture. The expressions on their faces could be taken as both angry or playful. Are they fighting? Messing around? What is their relationship? How do they feel toward each other? Why is the man wearing such peculiar undergarments, and nothing else?
The photo seemed to convey through a frozen instant a story much deeper and lengthier than its superficial elements.
If you have ideas for 1) a caption or 2) a story outline for the figures in the lovely picture, please share them!
The combination of world-building, character development, and expert plotting makes for a compelling yarn, but THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is also more than that. It’s a novel with something to say. By drawing on Puritan America for inspiration, Eidswick is able to examine both the harmful legacies the United States has inherited from that past, as well as the things of value it has cast aside. Even though it’s set in an imagined town isolated in time and space, THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is full of lessons for the present day. After reading BOOK ONE: THE POLYPS OF CHRIST, you’ll anxiously await whatever intrigue and wisdom Eidswick has planned for BOOK TWO. – IndieReader