Monday, April 12, 2010

Reading the Story without the Words.

Curls: 89 words
Stephen N. Dethrage

The pages of my journal have turned up and curled at the edges. They are not ancient, but they grow older. Some are misshapen, wrinkled by falling tears, others nearly torn by the pen scribbling words of rage or jealousy. The sudden shift in shade from off-white to an nicotene yellow reveal that at some point, I picked up smoking. These sheets of paper, so much more than the words scribbled on them in dark black ink, tell my true story more masterfully than my own writing ever could.

Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons

1 comment:

  1. I like this a lot. Very well written and successful in fully making your point with no wasted words. "Wrinkled by falling tears" isn't quite a "you" thing to write, but understanding what you wished to convey and the constraints on your writing, I'll let it slide, haha.