The Art of Story
Writers use words to tell story. They are our primary tools. We hold them in our heads or roll them on our tongues or look them up in dictionaries. Words spill from our hands to the page; they are counted, kept in a cage. With words, we touch the business of writing. With words, we touch the line.
Storytelling is not so easy to tame, still less to name. Storytelling is the ancient line that wraps itself around the galaxies, slinking in between the stars, running ahead, teasing me. Story makes me breathless as I shuffle my words, reaching for the line, trying to make it flesh.
Photo: Guy Reading. Credit: faultlesspajama (Flickr), Creative Commons.