Saturday, November 29, 2008


Writing for the sake of writing seems to be the norm now. Except for the columnists, writing in the nation's newspapers is no longer creative, no longer fulfilling to read.
We read this piece on the Fox News website, of a woman struggling to come to terms with the fact that her elderly father faces the death penalty, charged with the murder of her mother.
This type of writing is almost non-existent in local crime stories.

"The story of how Evans got here (jail) began decades ago, when he was just a teenager who fell head-over-heels in love and married his high school sweetheart. Together they raised an old-fashioned farming family, tilling land in a lush valley of southern Ohio.

"But now his wife, Carol Evans, is gone and police say he hired someone to kill her. Day by day, memory by memory, their eldest daughter looks into the past and struggles to understand what might has (sic) happened."