Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On stories (and writing)

From McCarthy's The Road

Why dont you tell me a story?
I dont want to.
I dont have any stories to tell.
You could tell me a story about yourself.
You already know all the stories about me. You were there.
You have stories inside that I dont know about.
You mean like dreams?
Like dreams. Or just things that you think about.
Yeah, but stories are supposed to be happy.
They dont have to be.
You always tell happy stories.
You have have happy ones?
They're more like real life. (268)

Embrace this beautiful day and tell your story.

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