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Inn Situ: Demon on Watch (Reflections of Kenny Marano)

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, short story collection, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by ecko

Demon on Watch

“Demon on Watch” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my first work from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series. This piece takes a secondary look into the character of Kenny Marano, a Sedona police officer who is involved in an unfortunate incident involving the death of a kid while on patrol one night that changes his life forever. As a result of the death, Kenny becomes a regular nightly fixture in a shadowy corner of the Inn Situ. Kenny first appears in the story “Long Slow Train” written by Michael Raymond and is one of many stories slated for Inn Situ Volume One, nearing the end of the editing phase. This visual is directly inspired by Michael’s story.

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.


Inn Situ Volume One

Posted in Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, Sedona Arizona, short story collection, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by ecko

Cathedral Rock by Tomas Castelazo

This is Cathedral Rock located in Sedona, Arizona.  Photograph by Tomas Castelazo

My apologies for my absence and lack of new visuals.  I’ve been neck deep in a couple other projects.  One being, the Inn Situ Chronicles, a collaborative collection of stories centered around a bar called the Inn Situ and the surrounding areas of Sedona, Arizona.  This is a wonderful collection of stories first envisioned by author, Michael Raymond, who set the stage masterfully as the world of Inn Situ came to life.  I later joined this project and together we’ve been exploring the mysteries of Sedona and coming to know the numerous characters that have frequented the Inn Situ bar as a sort of crossroads.  We are currently in the final editing stages of Inn Situ Volume One and Volume Two is well underway.  I encourage you visit Michael’s webpage for a more in depth look at Inn Situ and the tales which reside there.

I have already been given the green light to come up with a series of visuals for Inn Situ and I will be sharing them as they become available.

In the meantime, please come explore Inn Situ and find out what it’s all about.  There are sample stories already posted. 

 I encourage you to leave your comments over there and add your support to this project.



Inn Situ Link listed below: