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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Snippet

The Crop

'It was a relief to crumb the table. Crumbing the table gave one time to think, and if Miss Willerton were going to write a story, she had to think about it first. She could usually think best sitting in front of her typewriter, but this would do for the time being. First, she had to think of a subject to write a story about. There were so many subjects to write stories about that Miss Willerton never could think of one. That was the hardest part of writing a story, she always said.' p33

From 'Complete Stories' by Flannery O'Connor

¡Hasta domingo proximo!

12 comments:

Spangle said...

I get the same feeling, when I'm trying to come up with a subject to write about! Great Snippet.

steven said...

the twenty seven writers in my class would all agree!!! steven

Pagan Sphinx said...

I could tell that distinctive Southern American voice. She was an amazing talent.

aguja said...

So she has! And the story is well worth reading, as you know. Steve and Spangle .... there is always a time like that, but then the inspiration flows (as I am sure that your students will or will have discovered).

Thank you for your comments.

Style, She Wrote said...

So interesting! Thanks for posting and for your sweet comment. xo style, she wrote

Melissa Sarno said...

I love this snippet. So true! There are so many things to write about, I have trouble thinking of one. I love the irony of that.

aguja said...

Thanks Style - as to the comment; ¡de nada!.

Thanks Melissa - I was thinking of both you and Spangle as I put this one up .... and, yes, great irony. You must read this short story.

Olga said...

I have just written a post that I will publish in the near future, about personal space, and the impulse that motivates people to be creative.

My Castle in Spain said...

I'd love to read the complete stories!
so glad you received your package and liked it :-)
Have a great week !
Lala

Dulce said...

Great piece sellected- as always!

Hugs

Agus said...

Me deja con ganas de mas....

aguja said...

¿Gracias para los comentarios!

Olga, I will watch out for this post - sounds great.