Saturday, March 19, 2011
Both eyes closed.
Slowly he walks, entranced by this paper chaos, staring at the board and it's colourful mess of words and images. Eventually he stops for no apparent reason and reaches out. He gently moves the papers aside, one after another, deeper and deeper, until one catches his attention. It simply reads "Both eyes closed".
In my story, this simple message sets him on a path that sees him lose even the little that he had but, in the process, gain more than he knew existed. What I find interesting is that this story has a beginning and an ending, but I have never thought of the middle part - the actual story!
I eventually realised that the story has no middle because each of us must write it for ourself - even when the beginning and the end is provided and cannot be changed.
How you complete the story is up to you.