Sunday, July 09, 2017

A Writer Looks for a Story

What to write
when you’ve plumbed life
for threads to follow and all you
found were knots and u-turns
Delve into interior landscapes
where buried stories exist—
Tales you never told hang on
skeleton armatures
Shape them
Model them into narratives,
let them tell their tales,
fact or canard,
trivial or grave,
poignant or frivolous
Let them take a breath
and proceed with the plot,
peeling back layer after layer
until the story finds itself


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