Tony’s Artist Statement
This is the most recent story I have written, and it is largely different from almost everything I have written prior. For this story, I wanted to focus on characters; I made character development my goal this semester, as my tendency in writing is a focus on plot or the intention of the story. I figured, what better way to force myself to focus on characters then by writing a story from multiple perspectives, all which eventually intersect serendipitously? The result is
“The Leap Year Tragedy.”
What a compelling narrative Tony. The characters really captivate the reader, and I found myself totally engrossed in their journey. Your use of figurative language is impressive and the imagery generates a very detailed picture in the mind’s eye. Great work, keep it up!