First: A Collection of Childhood Stories.
Table of Contents so far ...
- The First Time My Parents Spanked Me.
- The First Time That I Saw A Dead Body.
- The First Time I Remember Shaking Hands.
- The First Time We Didn't Have Chinese Food.
- More to come... I update about every 3 weeks so be patient.
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There's not much to say about his one except that I like the smallness of the story - how it basically revolves around a handshake.
As usual I change people's names when possible but in this instance I have no idea what the man's name was and my dad doesn't even remember this taking place.
It's interesting what events get written into memory and which get lost forever. People who experience the same events can often have radically different reactions to them.
I was influenced by Hitchcock for the telling of this one. I remember hearing that he shot Psycho in black and white so that the blood wouldn't be some impactful on the censors or distracting to the audience so I chose to the finger grinding sequence in a sepia tone to slightly diminish the goriness of those panels.