Wednesday, November 04, 2015
NEXT: Mouth Wide Open - Open Mic at Jimmy's No 43, 11/9!
I've been telling stories before I ever knew how storytelling was supposed to work. Somewhere in there, a protagonist, an antagonist, a boy loses a girl and an apex comes and goes and comes again. I fell in love with the idea of unraveling a story from the inside out, of seeing things from someone else's perspective, of getting lost in the possibilities. I couldn't help but wonder: what would happen if things went this way or she made this choice or those people didn't follow his rules. I can let my imagination wander in any direction, in every direction, and I can shift things however I want.
It's high time I do something with all of the things I've written, so I'm applying for workshops, readings and grants for 2016. When a friend invited me to participate in this reading at Jimmy's No 43 on November 9th, I figured, why not. Anything to get the ball rolling.
I know, I know -- they'll probably be expecting music, songs. Either way, I'm a storyteller. Writing is just another way to spin a yarn.