On Writing & Storytelling: A Quick (Non-Spoiler) Peek at ‘The New Story’

A Moment in the Park

Maddie and I walk in Central Park, feeling the sun on our faces and the snow crunching under our feet. It’s a beautiful day for late February. The air is crisp and fresh, and the sky is a bright blue. Just right.

We’ve been here for a while, exploring the park and its wonders. We’ve seen so many things. So many people. So much diversity.

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We’ve seen children of all colors building snowmen and dogs of all breeds chasing squirrels. We’ve seen couples of all orientations cuddling on benches and seniors of all backgrounds feeding pigeons. We’ve seen athletes of all fitness levels jogging and biking and skating. We’ve seen artists and musicians and performers of all kinds.

We’ve heard a symphony of sounds. A harmony of noises. A melody of music.

We’ve heard birds singing and leaves whispering. We’ve heard cars honking and sirens blaring. We’ve heard laughter and crying and shouting. We’ve heard songs from a boom box. Songs that are popular now, like the romantic ballad “I Knew I Loved you” or the grateful anthem “Thank God I Found You.”

We don’t talk much, but that’s okay. We enjoy the silence. We enjoy each other’s company.

We hold hands and look into each other’s eyes. We smile and feel a spark. A spark that ignites our hearts.

We like each other, but we don’t know each other. Not really.

We have secrets that we haven’t shared yet. Secrets that might surprise us.

But we don’t care about that right now.

Right now, we just care about this moment.

This moment in Central Park.


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 “On Writing & Storytelling: A Quick (Non-Spoiler) Peek at ‘The New Story’

    1. Thanks. I’m trying to make this story work in a creative but believable way. And it’s not exactly easy for me since this is only my second attempt to write a story with any scintilla of romance and complex emotions.

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