Backstory Biernes #1, May 9th 2015: The Introduction
As you may already know, Backstory Biernes is a new blog on StevenCuffari.com that focuses on, you guessed it, backstories. Most of the backstories here will be of my fiction. Some won’t be.
For this introductory Backstory Biernes, I will be talking about the blog itself. And so, I feel the need to address the lexical elephant in the room. You might be asking yourself, Biernes? What the hell kind of word is that? Let me tell you a story.
I scratched my head and thought, Maybe I should do that. At first, I thought it was corny, and to some extent, I still do. But then I realized I can use it as a simple structure for my blog and a good way to promote my writing, corny or not.
So I sat down at my laptop and started making notes. I didn’t want to copy the idea completely, and I wanted to make it more relevant to what I do. I liked the basic idea of a throwback, something from the past, and I write stories. I combined the two and came up with backstory. Great! I thought. I love backstories.
But Backstory Thursday didn’t sound right. I wanted to have some alliteration in it, like the original. I looked at the calendar, rubbed my chin and realized that no day of the week in English begins with a B. I would have to look elsewhere to sate my alliterative needs.
I clicked open my internet browser and searched the days of the week in other languages, and just like that, I found the perfect one. In the Aragonese language, the word for Friday is Biernes. I found my B. Backstory Thursday became Backstory Biernes, and I was a happy man. And so, it began.
Every Friday I will be posting some sort of backstory, be it of my fiction or otherwise. Feel free to send me suggestions or backstories of your own.
What’s up next Friday–Backstory Biernes #2: It Was a Love Tap That Killed Her.
Thanks for reading.