Notes on Studies for a Drawing in Red
May 13, 2009 § 4 Comments
A. Papatya Bucak discusses the notion of threes and her Brevity 30 essay Studies for a Drawing in Red:
Around 1994, one of my friends told me about a guy she knew who dressed all in red to tell his girlfriend he loved her. Then five years later, while I was on a writing residency at Hedgebrook Farm, one of the chefs told me about a kid–I think it was her nephew–who dressed all in red in order to lure hummingbirds. I knew these two stories fit together somehow, but they didn’t feel complete–things have to happen in threes, don’t they? So after a ten-year-wait for another story about someone dressed all in red, it occurred to me that the someone could be me.