October 17th, 2006

HTOC

Good Writing Causes Bad Writing

He who reads too much fine fiction will inevitably be drawn into the delusion that his life too, deserves a brilliant ongoing narrative.  Sadly, this will almost always begin in a mundane moment, as in the coffee shop, where our bewildered reader finds himself narrating his own journey back to his seat, with the sun moving through the window with excruciating purpose, rays filtering through the roasted-scents that poured fourth from my shaky cup... Flee!   Do not continue this narration! 

And to think, I almost lost myself to this nonsense at a Dunn Brothers this weekend.