books · creativity · On Writing

Chasing Story

Sidelong story winks

Beckons, capers, dance dashes

Veers off to find creek.

I wish that story were an easier thing to capture, to earnestly throttle into submission into neat, orderly brilliance on the page.

Do I?

Nyah, not really — but it would be simpler and allow me to go after some other shimmering goal. Then I could get something valuable, worthy, important accomplished.

But what would be the fun of that?

Story rewards the slightest wavering thread of mastery with a warm smile, pulling back the curtain to reveal a new universe of profound listening, deep space studded with star winks.

Off I go…

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