Mitchell Hagerstrom

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The subject matter of the small essays (i.e., blogs) I post here concern the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. My novella is set there during WWII, and my book of short stories in the 1980s when I lived and worked there. More recent work of mine can been seen at theopenend.com. For a quick intro to the content of Miss Gone-overseas, check out the video (on the left of this page).
[author photo taken outside Cliff Rainbow in 1987 by Franklin Haydn Williams]

At a reading years ago for my novella Miss Gone-overseas, a member of the audience asked how I started a piece. With the story or with a character? Actually, I answered, I start with landscape and then I people the landscape and the story comes from that. Yet, when I reflect a bit more, I have to add that landscape cannot be divorced from time.

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Miss Gone-overseas

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When it's good it's very, very good and when it's bad it boring. Needed a strict editor who would have cut the thing by at least a third. Only recommend to those who have nostalgia for the old Orange County landscape -- I do and it kept me going all ...more
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P.S. Didn't know Cicero had such good sense! I'd add a big friendly dog and a couple of cats though.


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