I have quit NaNoWriMo. Can you tell?

I want to tell you a little story. Ideally it won’t be long, but it will be memorable. Not the actual content, but the emotional resonance. You won’t forget you read it. Even if you don’t exactly remember what it was about, you will remember that it was the best story ever. It was witty, clever, totally true and real in every aspect. Realer than real in some ways, even. You went in not knowing what to expect, possibly even vaguely apprehensive at the thought you might read something unpleasant, something that didn’t live up to your expectations, but then you were pleasantly surprised and eventually even enthralled by those words on a page, perfectly ordinary words, but brilliantly arranged. They dragged you on and on through the paragraphs, following the thread of those wonderful thoughts, except they were more like sentences, and the detail escapes you now but at the time it was like being lost in a maze, a delightful meandering garden path of prose, lush gullies of description that bore you up and over ridges of character from whose heights it was possible to see the plot in the distance. Metaphors buzzed at you like a cloud of mosquitos, or like the whine of a motor gradually being overburdened by a large and heavy load…

I don’t want to write a novel. I just want to tell you something you think you’ll remember.


About Prue

Ms Prue is fictional for the purposes of real life but real for the purposes of the internet.
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