Tag: Short Story

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Giants, Badlands, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Giant ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #158

There I stood, at the feet of giants, myself measuring no taller than the smallest of their toes, and standing as high in my own shoes as possible. One giant leaned down, only slightly, though the Earth trembled beneath his shifting weight. He peered at me, squinting, as I would to better observe an insect trundling across my boot. A snort. Dismissive. The earth heaved again as he rose. The atmosphere rumbled with his voice.

“I beg your pardon if this offends you,” he began, it seemed to me, in rather gentle tone for a being known to have bellowed up a hurricane, “but you seem mighty small for something which calls itself ‘King of this land and all the land you’ve ever known,’ some small trifle claiming to command us, the Brethren of the Mountains, as his subjects.” Gentle, perhaps, but not without a significant undertone of malice.

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Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, British Columbia, Patrick Jennings' show of photographs, poetry and stories is now on the walls.

The Unlikely Path

Photography came early. In high school. Late ‘70s. With my father’s Nikkormat and Mr. Haust’s photography class. There was a year as a “Photographic Illustration” undergrad at Rochester Institute of Technology, one of the best photography schools in the Americas, at the end of which my professor said, “Patrick, I don’t think you’re going to be a photographer.” In the sense that he meant, at the time, he was right. I’m not much of a “Photographic Illustrator”; I don’t make my living from photography. But, then, here am I.

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Harmony in Word and Form: 2018 Gallery Exhibit featuring Pix to Words photographs, stories and poetry.

Harmony in Word and Form

I apologize, everyone, for being AWOL these past few weeks, and for not posting Pic and a Word Challenges. But I do have some exciting news.

All of my creative energy has been directed toward completing preparations to hang a gallery exhibit featuring photographs, stories and poems selected from Pix to Words. Very exciting! And a much larger task than I allowed myself to believe.

Lots of new stuff coming as a result. When things calm down after the opening (perhaps a bit during … stay tuned to the Facebook Pix to Words page if I can manage some live feed from the reception.)

Pic and a Word should return August 26th, the day after the Opening Reception.

Thanks for your patience!

And wish me luck. =)