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Story Tellin'

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 6:56 PM

because i had to do it again...enjoy.

Gabcast! This Side of the Wall: Notes from The Prisoner's Wife #3 - Story Tellin: Grinding

the first part of a short story i am working on, entitled "Grinding."

excerpt from "Women Who Write Too Much" by bell hooks.

There are writers who write for fame. And there are writers who write because we need to make sense of the world we live in; writing is a way to clarify, to interpret, to reinvent. We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write. We do not write because we must; we always have choice. We write because language is the way we keep a hold on life. With words we experience our deepest understandings of what it means to be intimate. We communicate to connect, to know community. Even though writing is a solitary act, when I sit with words that I trust will be read by someone, I know that I can never be truly alone. There is always someone who waits for words, eager to embrace them and holding them close.

8 Response to 'Story Tellin''

  1. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213267620000#c9137375835971545544'> Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:47:00 AM

    Sister Hooks captures my sentiments exactly. Atleast that is how I feel about blogging. I like the brevity of it. I like the immediancy of it. I like the connection to like-minded souls. So yes writing is solitary...very much like masterbation...and very much satisfying in ways that often are unexpected.


  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213299600000#c6961003087327040976'> Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:40:00 PM

    thats what im talking about sista. and one of my books need to be dug folk


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213316400000#c3478366626966852945'> Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:20:00 PM

    lovebabz: sis, yeah, it is very satisfying indeed. what did you think of the story?

    torrance: LOL...you always tellin folk to get your book. soon come dear.


  4. Ananda Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213333620000#c8888538798202586817'> Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:07:00 PM

    blessings pw. i love this quote by bell.


  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213337220000#c3483350523952734236'> Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:07:00 PM

    ananda! long time, sis. how have you been? i watched your youtube vids. BIG UP for doing it. i will have to order the book.


  6. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213393620000#c1770275233162689499'> Friday, June 13, 2008 2:47:00 PM

    Heeeeeeeey naw dats me girl readen dem words!!! Pumping my fist in the air cause that was beautiful, my sis!

    Uhem... I think "Sylvia and I have the same taste in men :)


  7. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213407840000#c8010069179586493475'> Friday, June 13, 2008 6:44:00 PM

    Oh I LOVED the story. I love the way you tell it! Keep going! it will become second nature!


  8. sista gp Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/06/story-tellin.html?showComment=1213566540000#c5264823793897524723'> Sunday, June 15, 2008 2:49:00 PM

    I write to clear thoughts out of my head.
    Once written there is no need to retain.