Storytelling is my Caribbean heritage. During hurricane season, the radio stations broadcasted Anansi tales. Pa Ben, a local performer, preserved our island’s tales through storytelling. Little anecdotes of regular island life and histories not recorded in books. I’d read by nightlight until my eyes became heavy. Even at that point, I didn’t want the stories to end. The radio dial had pencil markings so I could quickly find my favorite stations. Dramatized works or straightforward interviews; I was hooked on stories. I was hooked on short format stories.
These are the web series that shaped my twenties.
Mesh Flinders, Miles Beckett, Amanda Goodfried, and Greg Goodfried (@LG15) www.lg15.com
Having a stable internet connection meant so many things were possible. I could finally watch Lonelygirl15 and experience one of the first “online TV shows” that received mainstream attention. I hoped to find a connection to the main character. Things got weird. Lonelygirl15 with Lostgurl, my internet avatar. I didn’t complete all the episodes. However, I was inspired to learn more about this storytelling format that was neither TV show nor short film.
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Created in St. Maarten. Based in Chicago. I write, say funny things, and enjoy hanging with creative minds.
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