Tag Archives: Biology

the reader and the author

The students in my short fiction class this spring were fascinated with second person. The biology majors, especially, liked the idea of a narrator that was instructive and universal, the reader and the author at once.

“You” could do what “I” couldn’t, they told me. Their yous told semi-fictions about souring romances and abusive parents. “You” learned you couldn’t go home again, and you are right.

Thomas Page McBee

I don’t know if it means anything, but I found it intriguing, this remark that it was the biology majors that were fascinated by the reader/author duality. Hmm.


The Writer Who Couldn’t Read

I’d heard this story before, but I hadn’t heard that he’d figured out a way to read again. Cool!

via Fiction Writers Review

Now I have this song in my head. Click if you dare:


(you’re welcome!)