A couple of doors down – video/story

April 8th, 2014

Body next door

Hello.


It’s been a long while since I did a blog post. I have been writing, completing work that I started decades ago. I take breaks, make a video, work on my audio books. A while back I was regularly publishing very short fiction I called Noises in the House. Did a few videos on some, and I have made another.


Titled, A few doors down, you can view it at any one of these three sites where I loaded it up:


YouTube


Vimeo


DailyMotion


The original story can be read by clicking right here.


It’s about someone who died in his house and nobody missed him until the smell….


Have a look or read, as time or interest dictate. – Vincent

“Shoulder” – story published online from Vincent Eaton’s story collection “Intimate Dialogues”

October 1st, 2013

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Mr. Eaton has asked me to inform you that this is (probably) the last of his semi-badgering promotional activities based around the publication of his story collection Intimate Dialogues.


Four stories from this collection had been published previously online by different magazines. At least three of these, I’ve been informed, have been shouted at you (in a very online sort of way) during these last summer months.


This forth and final shout concerns his published story SHOULDER – and if you click anywhere around here you can go read it – for free at The Cordland Review.


And, I’m requested to urge, if ya like that one, there’s more where it came from. Print and ebooks availability right here.


After I have passed on those essential points, I have been asked to end this and give thanks for reading this and get out.


Consider this done.

Another story (“Not Mama”) from INTIMATE DIALOGUES

August 28th, 2013

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Hi there.


Again.


My book of stories came out at the beginning of this summer. And it appears to be called Intimate Dialogues and you can click here to hear, buy and get more info about it.


If instead you care to read a story called NOT MAMA from this collection that was previously published online by FICTION365, you may CLICK RIGHT HERE.


Meanwhile, summer’s been good, and this here is a little reminder of things rolling on, and if getting involved in my fiction slipped your mind back in June, here it is in August, ready to slip back in.



Thanks for dropping by, even with a little benign force was employed. – Vincent

“Ledge” – another story from my collection, Intimate Dialogues

June 18th, 2013

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Recently my newest fiction work, a collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was published.


Some of the stories included in the collection were published elsewhere. One such story, Ledge, was published by the extremely well-regarded online literary magazine, The Barcelona Review. To read, click here to read LEDGE.


If you like it, and want to read similar stories, go here to buy the book.


And I made a video you may have not seen for this book’s promotion. Watch Here.


Thanks. – Vincent

INTIMATES DIALOGUES is now available.

June 4th, 2013

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Well, news has it my next book is out. And there’s a video attached.


The collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was written over the last decade or so. I did not bother to keep score of what was written when, and how, or why. It began, as these things do, with writing one, then another, and so on, until something Chekhov once said about his stories entered my mind, and this is not an accurate quote, but a muddy recollection:


“I write briefly about large subjects.”


I embraced this idea, it brought coherency to these stories that were suddenly appearing, and so wrote, when the appropriate story idea appeared before me, with this in mind: writing briefly about some subjects, characters and situations that could have been, perhaps, rather longer.


Additionally, it was pointed out to me early in my writing life by an editor, that I possessed a talent few writer’s had, and that was the ability to develop characters and situations using only dialogue. The stories were all (for the most part) created with dialogue being the main narrative style.


Needing to get the stories going quickly, unexpected intimacy between disparate characters experiencing critical moments in their lives became a theme.


Lastly, I chose to employ the word dialogue rather than the shorter American usage dialog. I fancied the look of the word dialogue. There were more letters. Maybe because the stories are so compressed, I wanted a slightly uncompressed title.


Here’s a video that’s supposed to seduce you into buying the book.


Click on this sentence to see the video.


Also, additionally, in a hyper-marketing sort of way, click on this sentence to read some story excerpts or find where to buy the book.


That’s my story on these stories. Some stories have been published elsewhere, and I’ll post those now and then so you can have an opportunity to read, to taste, see if you might want to buy all their brothers and sisters contained in this collection.


So long for now, Vincent

Intimate Dialogues – here’s a story from this forthcoming collection

May 14th, 2013

ID - FRONT_small_size_COVER My latest book, a collection of stories entitled INTIMATE DIALOGUES, is being released very shortly.


Several of the stories appearing in this collection have been previously published by online magazines. I’ll be posting some of them, so if you enjoy what you read, you might be tempted to order the whole collection (whether as printed book or ebook).


This one is the story that kickstarted the idea for the collection, which goes some years back (I’ll speak of this in the next blog posting).


Click here to read the story: Interruptions.


Interruptions first web page


More news on this book very soon. Thanks for dropping by, Vincent

The blurb business: “Intimate Dialogues” – new book of short stories

April 18th, 2013

ID - FRONT_small_size_COVERI mentioned recently my next book to see the light of life is Intimate Dialogues. Here’s the blurb I’m using to explain what readers can expect (a unavoidable commercial necessity).


Intimate Dialogues
Stories of people in confidential conversations. Dialogues between couples, whether two males, two females, male/female, old/young, couples, strangers, people and TVs or two dogs. On love, loss, hope, impropriety, friendship, death, anger, joy. Some are humorous, some fierce, most emotionally resonant. The talks occur in bars, in living rooms, in hospital waiting rooms, on building ledges, dentist chairs, therapists’ rooms, rest homes, usually face to face, rarely on phones. Always intimate.

Cover of my next book.

March 19th, 2013

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A collection of stories.

STORY – On the Shore

February 11th, 2013

Waterfall


I found myself by some ancient trees standing next to a cold waterfall. Someone had melted animal fat all over my feet. The word discovery had been penned on my right palm. In blue ink. I moved an inch and felt the swift movement of a tail behind me, something attached, and this was wholly new to me. On my left palm there was no writing. I returned slowly to my original inch. A violative vessel appeared from beneath the waterfall, many fierce black ancient muscled beasts thrusting from the bow, primed to gnaw. Elegant waves were raised up in the water by the emergent prow. These waves undulated toward me who stood on the shore fixed and immobile except for the occasional imprudent inch of movement. The vessel’s size increased as more of it emerged from the heavy never-ending fall of water. The waves it had created in the distance now finally reached the shore where I stood. They lapped up over the land, heading for my feet covered in animal fat. Hungry, acidic waves. I ran away not an inch.

Greetings for 2013

January 14th, 2013

My short video of greetings for the year 2013.


CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.


- Vincent