March 23rd, 2004

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The Watch Inspector Murder

I find myself intrigued by old law cases. The law interests me, but it's often the factual settings of the cases which tell me stories drawn from life. Sometimes they're so human.

Take the meeting of Mr. Rushing and Mr. Hodges at the Commercial Hotel in Gurdon, Arkansas on September 21, 1929. Both men were local jewelers. Both came in came in at 10 o'clock p.m.to get a bite to eat. One man left with a gunshot wound, and promptly died.

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Through the Pores

"You asked me, in relation to these seemingly autobiographical characters, whether my work is solipsistic. I think my style of writing and narrative is a cure for solipsism."--Donald Harington

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