“What if …”
You have to love any sentence that starts that way, don’t you? It conjures up delightful fairy tales and the deepest philosophy.
“… the whole universe is a story?” she said.
“Okay,” I said. “So who’s telling it?”
“Nobody. There’s no narrator or listeners. Only the story.”
That’s why I adored her. She lived in a different world; more magical, more complicated.
“Once I open the box, I know whether the cat is dead or alive. But you don’t know until I tell you,” she said
“Ha! So the observer exists and creates the tale.”
Fancy sharpening your skill with writing exercises? The Scrivener’s Forge offers a new exercise every month to hone one aspect of your craft. Take a look at this month’s exercise on point of view.