All posts tagged: creative writing

The Slow and Battered Surrender to Interpretation

For example: an Apple I kept a bag of apple seeds just in case the world decided to collapse. I wanted to leave a solid trail of trees to commemorate my existence – as a human being. It’s a long story, but an irrelevant one. The significant human experience we search for always must mean something to yourself and the other self – which is the audience. For example: an Apple I have a strange dislike for fresh fruits – mostly apples. I have a strange dislike for bruised fruit – the ripest apples are good for pie. I only eat apple pies. I only drink apple juice. I never really eat apples – not without the skin on. That’s probably a hard fact to digest. Personally, I find apples hard to digest. For example: an Apple What does an apple mean when it’s ripe and red and juicy and fallen? What does it mean to be an apple that no human or animal remembers? What is an apple anyway? What does it mean to …

Soft Voices in Your Head

Narration is a form of assurance – reassurance if you’re insecure about the deal you make with the story. Most of the time, narration begins as a voice lording over and limited to the narrative. It supplants authority as a way to trick the audience that this has happened before and it’s going to be fine. Reassurance, an active promise on the removal of one’s fears and doubts. Something we all want without the added spice of a spoiler. The first cold breeze of October came as a blip. I spent the first few days of the month, in the hospital reading summaries of books that I’ve read before, and realized that my favorite type of literature always has an opinionated narrator. In itself, I found that liars are the best story tellers because you’ll never know what really happened. What is an author anyway? Dead. And a liar. Dead beyond the body of the text – which succumbs under the guise of New Criticism (and for lack of a better textual source La mort …