So what has finally inspired me to post? My very favorite festival of the year is back! Litquake, my beloved literary festival, is back in its FIFTEENTH year, and for the first time in a long time, I'm enjoying it as a participant rather than an organizer. It's a heady experience to consume words, to soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy the wide variety of audiences it pulls in, all sharing a common love of reading. I was reminded of a story I created last year, trying to capture the feeling of being an audience member. And I want to share it.
Before I do, if you're looking for a reading or some Lit Crawl madness, the whole program of this week's events can be found here: http://www.litquake.org/calendar Many events are free; they are all interesting. Find a topic, genre, author, venue, etc. that you love and go. You won't regret it.
And now, my story: