Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of being well preserved and pretty; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and shouting loudly - "Wow, what a ride!"
That's not saying the journey of life is without bumps, pitfalls, detours, goof-ups, heartaches and hazardous wrong turns, but only that you used, filled, and lived every minute of it to the max!
Every life is sandwiched in between two bookends; one a cradle and the other a gravestone. What transpires between those two bookends we call "Life".
Leatherbound, paperback, or dust covered, each book and every chapter tells the story of a person's life... and just like snowflakes, no two lives are exactly the same.
So, being a non-fiction writer, I take "slices of life" stories from within my own unique and personal bookends, that might mystify, charm, enlighten, intrigue, inform, encourage or entertain an audience of readers.
Having already covered the Queen of Soul in "Bad Day in 'B' Block," the UFO Incident in "Seeing Is Believing", my best friend's murder in "My Friend Shanty", the flood in "Devil's Staircase" - I've only just begun! There are riots, robberies, knives, rapes, guns, rejections, heartaches and much, much more to come.
No, my friends, I don't intend to go to my grave well preserved and pretty; instead, I want to write every intoxicating morsel and exciting tidbit of my life until I'm all used up, totally maxed out, and can HUMBLY (choke, choke) fade away amongst the millions (cough, cough) of fans proclaiming loudly..."Wow, what a Writer - and what a life."
(And they're not talking Hemmingway, either!)
('')('') ...bunny wabbit
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