clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Myth and Mystery

When we read Joseph Campbell about the pervasiveness of myth, we often think of direct conflict: war.

Mystery prevails in myth as well. Oh, we don't always think of it that way.

We are authors and it is our job to believe that what is presented as truth is in fact falsehood. The clever bit is the mystery of "why?"

So, think about your life. Think about the myths you've encountered in the form of mystery.

Don't take the truth as presented. Starting from the meager premise that you are being deceived is bound to present some tremendous tales.

Lock the doors tonight. Don't use the telephone.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

A little paranoia could be good for a writer, for sure! I'm always one who hears mysterious noises in the house at night.

jack welling said...

Yes, I hear things all the time. I have learned to watch the dog. If he's concerned, I'm concerned.

I'm going to have to use that!