“Stories are webs, interconnected strand to strand, and you follow each story to the center, because the center is the end. Each person (character) is a strand of story.” Neil Gaiman in Anansi Boys
Deep inside Neil’s novel, I realize he’s writing about story making, he employs meta story technique. Meta story is one story embedded within another or a story about stories themselves, among other definitions. Anansi Boys is a story about stories. Remember its’ been said that all stories are Anansi’s, even though Tiger claims they were his first. It’s one thing I love about Neil’s writing, he’s telling a story and talking about telling the story, too. I’ve practiced metapoetry in this post and now I’m liking the idea of writing with meta story and using it in a braided essay.
“There is an old saying that a giant web, like a spider’s web, connects everything in life. We humans tend to forget about it and act out of ignorance of it. Yet, when a true storyteller begins, it is as if the web has been tugged on and we feel its presence again.” Susan Strauss in The Passionate Fact: Storytelling in Natural History and Cultural Interpretation.
I’ve been challenged by incahootswithmuddyboots to the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Check out her blog. Impressive photographs! Her image of a spider on its web is much more impactful than mine! It’s in her slide show low on the post.
The rules to this challenge are:
- Post on 3 consecutive days
- Post one to three quotes per day
- Challenge three different bloggers each day
Today I nominate these bloggers for the 3 Day Quote challenge. Check out their blogs!
https://brucekthiesen.wordpress.com/ This should be a snap for you, Bruce. I see quotes in so many of your posts.
https://cybeleshineblog.wordpress.com/ Dune Mouse is one heck of a story teller and a darned good photographer.
https://bythebriny.wordpress.com/ I just can’t get enough of Salal Studio’s Gulf Islands photography.