The story is told of a woman who broke into the home of another woman, a writer, and forced her from her bed and into her study, where for three hours she held a loaded gun to her head after whispering the words, “Now write something.”
“It is difficult to write under such conditions,” the writer kept saying, writing, but at the end of three hours she happily announced that she might have the start of something, and that, said the intruder, was all she needed to hear.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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Michael Turner is a Vancouver-based writer of fiction, criticism and song.
Produced, in part, for distribution as part of the Festival of Readers and The Concept of Vancouver conference in St. Catharines, Ontario, October 13-15, 2016. Thanks much to Gregory and Lisa Betts for their help and support. http://www.festivalofreaders.com
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