West Campus Showcase — November 2014

The Last Blackstone

david-freeman-225wDavid Freeman is a native Floridian and received both his Bachelor of Science degree in education and Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Central Florida in 1988. He later received his Master of Arts degree in English Literature from UCF as well, but only after a hiatus of nearly 15 years during which he worked in merchandise and training and development for Walt Disney World.

He has worked at Valencia for many years, first as a senior instructional assistant and Writing Center instructor, then as a classroom instructor for developmental writing I and II and college composition I and II.

Aside from spending time with his wife, Amy, and his two children, Tyler, 20, and Lexie, 18, David’s two greatest avocations are creative writing and parlor magic. These two loves come together in his short story, “The Last Blackstone.”



  • Joy S. Jones said:

    I enjoyed reading your short story. Stephen King says that writers have a tendency to think of the novel and lose whatever "trick" it is that involves writing the short story. Your tricks in "The Last Blackstone" really worked for me — highly imaginative, nice economy of words.

    AMThu, 20 Nov 2014 11:48:32 +0000Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:48:32 +0000am14,11:48 am

    • David Freeman said:

      Thanks so much. "Tricks"–I see what you did there.

      PMFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:11:44 +0000Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:11:44 +0000pm14,2:11 pm

  • Robin L. Simmons said:

    Great story, David–although now I'm eyeing the plant in my office a little suspiciously!

    AMMon, 24 Nov 2014 11:24:01 +0000Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:24:01 +0000am14,11:24 am

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