Story on the loose

Ha! You’d think, or at least I thought, that writing becomes less surprising the longer you do it and I’ve been doing writing for some years.

I was wrong.  Here’s what happened:

I started writing a story for no particular reason I can think of. I told somebody I trust and like, who happens to be my son, that I was doing so and he said, “Oh. the story found you.”

Just like that. He was correct. His being correct was not the surprise. A story finding me. This hasn’t happened before. It feels like a tug on your skirt around the knee. You cast your eyes downward and see little fat fingers of a child who may or may not be your own, wanting to be picked up.

So of course you do. I did. What a surprise.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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