I take photographs often and use them sometimes to construct scenes, ideas or images around. In essence that is how “Entropy” began, with this photograph. I had always wanted to write from the perspective of a scuba diver and when I outlined how his character could fit into the story that I wanted to create, I began transcribing notes and taking photographs of water.


This photograph was of the pool in the apartment complex where I live. Summer was over and deep into fall, the water had not been drained and the pool had yet to be covered or winterized. The once clear water was now dense and murky, like a mudslide has collapsed into the structure. I immediately became empathetic and thought what if someone had to retrieve a body from that stench that mire. The appearance and the smell are what triggered his part and the central plot that effects all the characters in “Entropy.”

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