Thursday, March 09, 2006

Prodigal Son

I'm writing again, but not here, and in pen rather than on screen. On the front porch of my sagging hovel of a brain self-hatred sits like a tired old man with a shotgun loaded with rock salt on his lap. The old bastard is squinting at my approach, but I do see a gesture of recognition and--could it be?--relief, when he stops rocking. Hello, old man.

These are the first writers to whom I am turning for help: Padgett Powell, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Ian McEwan and Joseph Conrad.

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1 comment:

suzy said...

It's about time!