I’ve been called a lot of things over the years. Some bad, some good, even been a few things that fall in the indifferent category. Subtle and vague have never been ones that pop up often. I see these stories where some wise old character tells a story that seems to have no significance to much of anything and by the end it wraps around and everything makes sense.
I’m always impressed by that type of storytelling. I don’t seem to do it well. Granted, I can’t say I’ve tried it but I don’t know if I’m polished enough to even consider it. I think in order to pull that off well one would actually have to be wise enough to work it all out before and that’s not usually how I write. I do like reading/watching stories like that unfold. I like things that make me ask questions and when I can’t tell exactly where the story is going to go until I get there, it reminds me a lot of life in that way, but in story form It doesn’t happen often.
Maybe someday I’ll be good enough to wrap wise sounding shit into my writing… Then again maybe if I could do that then those type of stories would no longer hold that joy, mystery and excitement for me and that would be a tragedy.
Anyway, back to work with me,