Vincent Truman (vincenttruman.net)

THE THIN PINK LINE
a novel idea by Vincent Truman
FEATURED IN THE BOOK "UGLY BUNGALOW"

1999-2007 Vincent Truman-Mulvihill/Razor Spirits ASCAP.
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Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

 

INTRODUCTION

To make a long story about a long short story short, I wrote this in a flurry of activity in 1999, when my gal pal was going through a dollars' worth of dimestore romances. In those days, I was still trying to impress her with my great wit and flair. It is a thing we guys do almost to the point of nausea in order to win over the heart and mind of that person we find so attractive.

So I sat down to write a dimestore romance of my very own. It didn't turn out that way in the end - what does? - but the end result was good enough for numerous copies to be made and distributed to many of our friends. Everyone seemed to enjoy its rather twisted sense of humor, so the idea occured to me to put it here.

When I am songwriting, which is my primary passion, I try to approach each endeavor from the opening chord to the last bit of recording different than the time before. This approach translated easily into The Thin Pink Line as I "started over" whenever I returned to write more. The result is an enjoyable tapestry - or chaotic maelstrom - of narrative and humorous styles. There are several jokes per paragraph, sometimes obvious, sometimes not, sometimes with the punch line right there, sometimes with it lagging several pages behind like a truant schoolkid. The humor - definitely twisted, often dark - elevated this story from a Danielle Steele parody to almost its own genre. I am quite proud of it. Best of all, it got me the girl.

Vincent Truman

 

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