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Tuesday Critique: Botticelli’s Story

In this excerpt from my time-travel short story, Mason gets some advice from a famous painter.Mason spent the night under Botticelli’s roof, along with the apprentices and under-artists who lived there.  He lay awake through the few hours left before dawn, casting about between the wonder of where and when he was, and the heart-bursting… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Botticelli’s Story

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Tuesday Critique: Alessa’s promise

In this excerpt from my work in progress, a time travel story set in Renaissance Florence, Alessa has just met Mason, and has seen a portrait of herself that has yet to be painted.Alessa couldn’t feel as sorry as she ought.  Oh, Matteo was trying as hard as possible to make her feel sorry, appealing to… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Alessa’s promise

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Tuesday Critique: Mason Meets a Master

In this latest excerpt from my Renaissance time travel story, the hero meets a hero of his own, the artist Botticelli.  Please feel free to share any feedback, as honest as possible.  :)Mason recognized Sandro Botticelli easily from his self portrait, picking him out from his apprentices at once. A man of around forty, with… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Mason Meets a Master

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Tuesday Critique: In the Garden of San Marco

Here's a new excerpt from my time travel story set in Renaissance Florence.  Hope you like it! 🙂  Please feel free to comment and critique.   Mason stepped into the garden, feeling as though he’d just entered Eden.  Birdsong and the trickle of fountains mixed with the sough of the wind through a million leaves.  The… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: In the Garden of San Marco

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Tuesday Critique: The Painting

Here's something I just hammered out for a potential story.  I'm planning on making it a time travel.  Please let me know what you think!  :)Love at first sight always seemed a ridiculous concept to Mason Caro—till it happened to him.Well, maybe it was still rather ridiculous, he amended, tilting his head to examine the… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: The Painting