I signed up to participate in the Vancouver Story Slam on March 8th. I took a story from my novel Graffiti Hack and worked on it to shorten it so that it would fit in the 5 minute time limit. My novel is a story that has several stories within it. Each time one of the characters gets stuck they tell a story instead of saying what they mean directly. The stories get misinterpreted causing all sorts of trouble. Since I was already working on it, I thought I might as well convert it to a video. I had this general concept to combine storytelling and flamenco dance. This video is an experiment in that direction. I am not sure what I think of it yet.
The March 8th event was lots of fun. To my surprise I won second place. There were so many fun, funny, heartfelt and brilliant stories, I was genuinely surprised. Here is me doing a little victory pose afterwards. Picture courtesy of Gisèle Yasmeen
All this talk of a slippery creature wanting to ride a bicycle makes me think of this Skylar Grey’s – C’mon Let Me Ride Your Bicycle with Eminem
An Update on the side. My novel in progress is called Spoonful Chronicles for now. A friend is editing it. Once that is done my plan is to send it to literary agents and publishing houses. If that fails, I will self publish again.