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Michael Stolyar

Freelance Creative Writer & Fiction Writer

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This story takes place in the 1940's and involves a private investigator names Isaac Campbell who gets caught up in a case that could claim his life if he doesn't solve it first. What I'm posting here is the first part of the story that involves Isaac attempting to track down a killer who has a penchant for leaving quite the peculiar calling card.
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So, this particular piece is a one page exercise that involves a lone gunslinger walking into some unwelcome territory and just as easily showing the enemy what he's made of. Simple as that.
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So this right here is what I call a "song of myself," which I suppose gets its roots from the Walt Whitman work of the same name. Perhaps I should be a little more original with the nomenclature, but I figured "**** it." Whitman pretty much got the gist of the idea with the least amount of words. It's essentially a free form poetic entry about what I feel the are the different pieces of myself, which for the purposes of this poem, are divided into five parts; five distinct characterizations that make up myself. Enjoy getting to know me. ; )
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I believe that proper description and pacing can make a story stand out in the mind of the reader like nothing else. It is a true testament to the written word becoming the instrument necessary to paint a picture within a person's mind. With my words as my brush and the mind my canvas, I set out to do just that with this piece, that combines changes in diction, alliteration, and description appealing to the senses to flesh out this rather brief tale of a man hanging by life's final thread.
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This little number was essentially my first foray into creative writing. I attempted to write a focused account of the main character's day that ended up becoming extremely detailed and descriptive, perhaps even to a fault. However, I feel that the ending is not only enjoyable, but also quite justifies the perhaps slow start of the story itself.
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This entire effort was my attempt to explore the senses in their entirety. I tried to use the written word as a tool to paint a picture of what it would be like to experience the sight, smell, taste, feel, and sound of a particular situation. In this case, it's the shower.
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This short piece is an exercise in seamless transition from present events taking place at that very moment to memories of the past.
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This particular short story is one of vengeance and rescue. However, I wanted to sort of change the conventions of how we see rescues take place and the key players involved in such situations. In this tale, an undercover police officer has been captured and is undergoing interrogation at the hands of some crooked gangsters. Little do they know that something lurks in the shadows, something that is waiting for the right moment to strike and bring the thugs to justice.
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This particular story, while it is quite gruesome, and perhaps at times inappropriate, it is a brief exhibit of a psyche unhinged. Believe it or not, this story was a mandatory exercise for one of my creative writing classes. Disclaimer: Do not hold me psychologically responsible for the events that take place in this piece of writing.
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About Me:
Hello all. My name's Mike and I am a recent college graduate. I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies and a great interest in writing. I feel as though it is a natural talent of mine and something I have practiced throughout the years to hone and mold into a style that I can effectively command and call my own. I have written short stories, poetry, and started on both a novel, as well as two screenplays. I would definitely call myself a nerd given my enthusiasm and love for the arts of cinema and comics, especially because given the chance to work in any of these fields, I would probably drop whatever I might be doing at any given moment just to pursue said opportunity. As far as some of my work, I have put it up on display on a blog of mine at tumblr...
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North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States