A long way to travel

How happy these lads must have been when they were really miserable; they said to themselves: ‘What a bit of luck! A good line will be born!’

Jean-Paul Satre, Words

Writers are lucky because there is almost nothing that can’t be turned into a good story.  Very little remains unexamined, it all provides grist to the mill.

In that vein, I have written a short story for the ABC Tales competition, Let’s Start Again.

While my good friend, the 3 eyed boy, recounts:

One really great day; a day filled with the anxious thrill and aching

And there is a more scientific discussion of the whole phenomenon here, which concludes:

No doubt, trapeze artists must have complicated and compelling love lives

I would add writers too, even if the only trapeze ropes they swing from are metaphorical.  I hope you enjoy the results of our falling and leaping.

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4 responses to “A long way to travel

  1. Love the story Julia- nice stuff! Thanks, as ever, for the mention and yes- we are indeed metaphorical trapeze artists in the circle of love

  2. Really enjoyed your short story–you beautifully capture the push & pull of getting into a relationship, and the angst of sorting through emotions & trying to make sense of them… Lovely stuff–break a leg with the competition 🙂

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