Maybe that’s it.

What you cannot recreate

(The following might be the final paragraph of The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival.   It will make no sense without the novel that comes before it.  It might not even make sense with the novel that comes before it.  But what the heck.  It’s my blog, I can post if I want to.)

Ladies and gentlemen.  Jettison what you can recreate.  Take the essentials: bolts, wire, rope.  Other parts can be found elsewhere.  Take what you most need.  Take the things you can use: arms, hands, legs, and sometimes other parts.  Hands.

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4 responses to “Maybe that’s it.

  1. Hmm. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about jettisoning things. The less stuff you have, the less time you need to spend dealing with stuff.
    I think I need to read your novel, to find out how you got to the paragraph. It might provide guidance. Or make me think about these things in new directions.
    And congrats on finishing the book!

  2. Nancy, so true about the taking care of stuff. Whenever I open my office closet at home, I have to battle all kinds of random stuff to find what I need, or don’t even need per se but am looking for. It’s a quest for me, along the path of growing up, to get rid of stuff and maintain only those things I really need.

    As for the carnival, I’d love to have you read it when it’s in more presentable shape. :)

  3. I’d love to read it when you’re ready to share.

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