Is Hemingway’s Theory of Omission Lost On A New Generation?

Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoon-fed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than automatons, regurgitating information and data as a demonstration of intelligence, now having difficulty grasping Papa's concept of omission as a means... Continue Reading →

A Life Lived Too Long

I had always believed living such a great life in my youth was a blessing. Now that I am older and realize my life will never be that great again; it has become a curse. Right out of high school, I began what was believed to be a grand adventure. I joined the navy with... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Elements OF A Story – Conflict & Chaos

Chaos – a noun: complete disorder and confusion. Conflict – a verb: be incompatible or at variance; clash Two words. One a noun, the other used as a verb. Both connotate similar emotions. The universe was created of chaos. Human beings can’t seem to live for any extended periods without being in some state of... Continue Reading →

Excerpt “One Day I Was”

One Day I Was  Copyright ©2011 Joseph F. Leonardi  All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.  Printed in the United States of America.  The following... Continue Reading →

Was Hemingway right? Does the world break everyone?

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Why The Past?

As writers and storytellers, we are often too in tune to our emotions and sensitivities. However, it can lead to unique insights.... There was a time I looked forward to each day. There was a time when I was ready. I now know I wasn't ready.  I now know I won't ever be ready. The... Continue Reading →

Future of The Damaged and Broken Collection

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- -  “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which Iam currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. - “Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. - “A Father’s Son,” the... Continue Reading →

Is Hemingway’s Theory of Omission Lost On A New Generation?

Hemingway was counted among the lost generation. Today, are we living with a spoon-fed generation? Has a generation which has been conditioned by an educational system that teaches to standardized testing to be little more than automatons, regurgitating information and data as a demonstration of intelligence, now having difficulty grasping Papa's concept of omission as a means... Continue Reading →

Excerpt “One Day I Was”

One Day I Was  Copyright ©2011 Joseph F. Leonardi  All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.  Printed in the United States of America.  The following... Continue Reading →

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