Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scrumptious Gold

My little sister gave me a card with the following nugget of wisdom from one Polly McGuire: "Stories are like fairy gold. The more you give away, the more you have."

I suppose for scribblers that's a bit like having a cake, and eating it, too-- writing stories and reveling as the audience gobbles them up. But even better is when a reader gets to the end of a story and flicks aside the last period like a stray crumb, ready for another slice of syllables!

In the words of Oliver Twist, "Please Sir, I want some more." That's how I feel about stories like Kenneth Oppel's Airborn trilogy.

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