Inquisition Tribunal (46 X 73cm) by Goya

The Inquisition

I had a hard, hard time with this one. I rewrote it twice, neither attempt very successful. The most difficult part was the ending. The premise, I think, was promising and it was the nucleus of the idea I started with…I just couldn’t figure out how to end it despite hours of solitary walks through the streets of Pamplona. But I had to end it — the story was getting dry and agonizing to write. I might revisit it in the future or maybe even develop it as a chapter for some novel. If this story serves for anything it’s to show that, paraphrasing Hemingway, 1 page of masterpiece always comes with 90 pages of shit.

Aspiring novelist. Frustrated theologian.