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I am a professional stand-up comedienne, stage/tv/film actor and published author, but am now back in University, pursuing double-doctorates in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics.
I write stuff. Some people think I'm funny.
I am on an eternal mission to prove to my parents that they should've used birth control.
I have three unruly, whiny, maniacal, co-dependent and I-swear-they-drop-acid-behind-my-back cats who treat me as if I'm the hired help.
I want to meet the guy who designed the little plastic thingy inside women's wallets so I can smoosh his head into one.
I ask for so little.
on Aug. 28, 2010 :
Please before you come after me to explain how this fits into the category of digital shorts, it’s very simple. Carla Rene has put together a novel of short digital shorts that in total has a word count of 16,580 words. I am not going to go into each and every short she has. Instead I am going to focus on one, the cute little diddy she put together that has the childhood reading characters, Dick & Jane, and Jack & Jill in a race. I like the originality and the moxie.
The digital short lends itself to so much. Zen is a prime example. Carla Rene has put together a quilt work of quirky, quick, quaint, quippish, quixotry, and quasi shorts. Tongue in cheek is what I meant to say and she does it well. It is difficult not to smile and shake your head during the snippets she has put together. The stories run the gambit and her imagination has gone wild and run amuck. Be prepared to experience a jigsaw puzzle that is just not put together just right, but works out for the best. I had fun with it and changed the color and the font on each one so they had their own feel and style.
The digital short lends itself to such creativity. Zen In The Art Of Absurdity helps us to enjoy the freedom of the medium and the title also helps to add to my word count; gotta love it. Each week I am finding new material and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The authors that are putting out the material now and are trying to stretch the medium are blazing a new trail that hopefully will not get tired and boring. With digital shorts like this from Carla Zene it would be hard for them to be so. Are you intrigued, have I piqued your interest? Then go to Smashwords and set up your own account, it takes very little time, and then you can browse to your heart’s content. You will find a world of new things there that run the gambit as far as genres. What are you waiting for?
Carla René is a professional stand-up comedienne, tv/stage/film actress and published author, residing just outside of Nashville, with two cats who treat her as if she's the hired help. You’ve seen her comedy skills on NBC sitcoms, at Zanies and comedy clubs all over the US, and The Kennedy Centre in DC; her comedic essays and shorts have appeared on writing web-sites, as well as HerNashville.com. With two new comedic essay collections currently on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords, and several short-stores available for download, she has just finished The Gaslight Journal, a historical fiction novel that will be released in mid-November. You can reach her at: http://www.carlarene.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carla-Rene-Comedy-The-Officially-Invisible-Page/131183660254833
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