this story had the brief ambition to be

Do not be coaxed into a plot too soon.
There is a danger in a plot.
Nor should you be coaxed into character.
Once you create a character they require a lot of attention.
Right now there is enough.
There is the narrator.
There is the reader.
Both of us surreal to the other.
Both of us unimportant.
So when I tell you the story that I'm going to unfold just keep that in mind.
None of it's real at all.
Think how the narrator never experienced anything.
Think how the reader experiences something all their own.
Together we will look for the first time at this particular set of circumstances.
This may or may not lead to a story.

5 comments:

Hopper said...

half of a palimpsest... but you can find what was erased...

human being said...

together... to gather...

oh... but i can see parts of the earlier writing which is erased... let me see...

i............i........i.....i
........i..............i....i...........i...............i...........i..............i............i.......i............i.......i......


OMG!

Derliwall said...

...both surreal to each other...

this to me invokes the membrane that facilitates the interplay between interiority and exteriority...the permeable membrane..

I like how the surreal works both ways...

Derliwall said...

I also like how your post literally asks the reader to involve themselves in the uncovering....

how we are all involved in seeing what this project will disclose to us....through us and with us...

Harlequin said...

now this is a pause...

stop and wonder... wander...
explore more deeply
move into a space that could be would be might be ...
here or there
this side or that
both and neither
this feels familiar
I've been here before...
or somewhere like it