Tag Archive: deception of surfaces

The Deception of Surfaces: Long-form excerpt

In 2008 I performed in LEAP, a long-form improvisation  show at the Live Arts Fringe Festival in Philadelphia that year, directed by Bobbi Block. The experience had such a profound effect on me… Continue reading

8cerpt: The Deception of Surfaces

This is from the end of chapter 14. The action is happening in four places simultaneously. *** A man Andy didn’t recognize got up from his chair and went slowly to the sink… Continue reading

Excerp7: The Deception of Surfaces

This chapter is called “The Dreams”. It takes place when all but one character are asleep. It is to be rendered as a graphic novel, with each “panel” describing a new image in… Continue reading

6x6c6e6r6t6: Deception of Surfaces

The beginning of chapter 12. *** Round Midnight The rooms of the second floor of The Retreat opened on to the balcony that enclosed the Assembly Room on three sides. Above the lobby… Continue reading

5x5e5p5 5 – Deception of Surfaces

From chapter 11, one of two one-act plays in the novel. *** Uma: (To Pee-U:) What’s your full name? (In one sudden flourish Alice takes off her grey tank top and sits at… Continue reading

Panache-post 4: opening

“I will be loved for who I am, or not at all!” – Christian de Neuvilette, Cyrano act 3. In my most recent book, The Deception of Surfaces, there is a little refrain: it’s… Continue reading

4c4r4pt4: Deception of Surfaces

Henry walked into one of the two rooms in the Retreat he hadn’t seen before, the room at a right angle from the guest room Uma was staying in. It wasn’t that he… Continue reading

E3ce3rpt3: Deception of Surfaces

INT ROBBINS HOUSE – BASEMENT PARTY – NIGHT We hear THIS IS LOVE by P.J. Harvey blasting over speakers at a raucous and crowded teen house party. Teenage kids are dancing, making out,… Continue reading