Category: Origins

  • The Olympian, Fifth Movement

    The Olympian, Fifth Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Fifth Movement – The Olympic Games: Simonides tells his new friends what the games are like, the rituals, the ceremonies.  He relates the stade, the opening race, a 200-meter sprint, but focuses on the pyx, the boxing competition.  The Pyx is brutal…

  • Why I Won’t Read Harper Lee’s ‘New’ Book

    Why I Won’t Read Harper Lee’s ‘New’ Book

    In anticipation of Harper Lee’s ‘new’ book, Go Set a Watchman (to be released this week), I read her original Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird (published in 1960) earlier this month.  It gets better with every reading.  Last night, we watched the 1962 Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.  Like…

  • Rocky’s Reminder II

    Rocky’s Reminder II

    It is not to late to submit a story to Jane Park Smith‘s Rocky the Rescue, Vol. 2, a sequel to her original book Rocky the Rescue published in November 2012.  We’ve had 50 writers download the application from E.S. Kraay Online.  My story is yet to come, the story of how one little pit…

  • The Olympian, Fourth Movement

    The Olympian, Fourth Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Fourth Movement – The Poet Meets the Boxer: After gaining passage to Thasos with the Egyptian merchant Khepri, Simonides recalls his journey to the 76th Olympiad and his encounter with a pair of Spartans who travel to the games with Leonidas’s message…

  • The Olympian, Third Movement

    The Olympian, Third Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Third Movement – A Boy like Herakles: Episcles, another Thasian relates the story when the boy Theagenes physically carried the large, bronze statue of Herakles from the temple to his home simply because ‘Theo wanted it there.’  His father Timosthenes, the priest of…