A message from the author of today’s story:Do you ever wonder as you are reading a story, or hearing one, such as on a podcast, for example, what or whom has inspired a particular story? Picture this: imaginary “directions” or “instructions” for a story that the author creates– after the story has been written–or told. Imagine that these “directives” led to this story–which in actuality they did not–well at least the author had no idea of any directives of any sort when the story came into being.For example, consider these “directions” for the story which is about to be told: “Develop and cultivate some awful but real fear of some possible real things. This cannot be a fear of imaginary or fantasy things. You could use, as an example, the fear of things falling from windows of buildings. Expand this fear majestically, as you wish. (Optional: cowering is permitted–but this must be real cowering as opposed to symbolical.) Good luck!– Carl Krampf
But would you believe that I spent the last couple of weeks dedicated to trying mightily and hard to uncover the identity of tonight’s author before hurling the fruits of these findings to splat on your walls. Maybe I spent the week after mired in self-pity at having failed you… failed YOU, the Internet, whom I adore. Maybe the week after I picked myself up off the floor of despondency was passed by trying, and trying hard because I’d already failed you in so many ways, to make it through this story without losing my beans entirely. Because it’s just that good.
Believe me? I suppose you don’t have to.