Under the Torrey Pines

Fellow #Clarion17 student Ted McCombs has written a beautiful Clarion Field Report.

For six weeks, eighteen of us spent all day, every day, writing new fiction, reading each other’s stories, and critiquing each of them. In the words of our Week 1 instructor, Lynda Barry, there’s an artistic muscularity that emerges from so many minds concentrating creatively together, playing in each other’s weird imaginations. That’s the fertile soil in the metaphor.

I miss walking under those pines.