‘A Farewell to School’: Bing AI Chatbot Reimagines a Scene from ‘Reunion’ as Ernest Hemingway


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A Farewell to School

Microsoft’s OpenAI/Bing Chatbot, in the style of Ernest Hemingway

First in a Series of Reimagined Versions of This Scene

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I gave the yearbook to Ann Saroyan. She was a cheerleader. Not anymore. She wanted me to sign it. I wrote: To Ann Saroyan: You were good in English. It was all right. Jim. I closed the yearbook and gave it back.

Ann Saroyan – she wore regular clothes; I never saw her like that – smiled. Her eyes were hazel. They were bright. “Thanks, Jim,” she said. She gave me my yearbook. She wrote: Good luck. Ann Saroyan, Class of ’83.

“Thank you,” I said. I closed my yearbook.

Ann smiled again. She was pretty. I stayed there for a while. It was strange to see her in jeans and a shirt. She was nice. She kissed me on the cheek. “Goodbye, Jim,” she said. She looked at the clock. She took her things and left. She wanted more signatures.

I watched her go. The classroom was empty. Mrs. DeVargas was gone. She had to grade exams. She went to the office. I took my backpack. I put my yearbook in it. I left the classroom.

If you enjoyed this version of a scene from Reunion, my novella, please consider buying the real book, available from Amazon in e-book and paperback editions.

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Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

2 thoughts on “‘A Farewell to School’: Bing AI Chatbot Reimagines a Scene from ‘Reunion’ as Ernest Hemingway

  1. AI captured Hemingway, I think. His style is starkly different from the other authors featured. I guess I am not a big fan of his very short sentences and simple vocabulary, but then, I also don’t prefer an ornate or overly academic style either.

    Very interesting AI series, Alex! ❤

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