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“To heal someone completely of violence you must Take all of it, even the memory.”
That particular item you quoted just seemed to flow from the scene and Siere's character, which is to say no, I was not taught that nor did I read it somewhere else.
originally posted by: JustMike
a reply to: PrairieShepherd
You need to move the reader beyond "suspension of disbelief" to "this is real". They are very different mental constructs.
People have written to me and literally told me this: I had to put down my book and go to sleep, but then I worried about what would happen next. And even the next morning.
Or some others said they just had to stay awake (even all night!) and keep reading, because they could not just let the story go, and go to sleep.
As writers, that's what we dream of.
Words can be immensely powerful, especially when we are fortunate enough that they are read by minds that perhaps see far beyond our own.
I'm glad you enjoyed "A basket of Apples". It was all true, down to the last words. And because it was so true, it was very hard to write.