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A long way to travel

by J. C. Greenway
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How happy these lads must have been when they were really miserable; they said to themselves: ‘What a bit of luck! A good line will be born!’

Jean-Paul Satre, Words

Writers are lucky because there is almost nothing that can’t be turned into a good story.  Very little remains unexamined, it all provides grist to the mill.

In that vein, I have written a short story for the ABC Tales competition, Let’s Start Again.

While my good friend, the 3 eyed boy, recounts:

One really great day; a day filled with the anxious thrill and aching

And there is a more scientific discussion of the whole phenomenon here, which concludes:

No doubt, trapeze artists must have complicated and compelling love lives

I would add writers too, even if the only trapeze ropes they swing from are metaphorical.  I hope you enjoy the results of our falling and leaping.


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postcardsfromyesterdaybar 8 July 2011 - 12:04 am

Love the story Julia- nice stuff! Thanks, as ever, for the mention and yes- we are indeed metaphorical trapeze artists in the circle of love

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Joli Knott 8 July 2011 - 10:19 am

Really enjoyed your short story–you beautifully capture the push & pull of getting into a relationship, and the angst of sorting through emotions & trying to make sense of them… Lovely stuff–break a leg with the competition 🙂

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Joanne Greenway 8 July 2011 - 6:48 pm

Sometimes it feels more like lion-taming…

You’re very welcome, not sure who this ‘Julia’ character is though!

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Joanne Greenway 8 July 2011 - 6:50 pm

Thank you Joli, really appreciate you reading and commenting. Am hopeful but there are loads of good entries!

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