The Storytelling Animal: A Conversation with Jonathan Gottschall | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network

When we submit to fiction–whether in novels, songs, or films—we allow ourselves to be invaded by storytellers who seize control of us cognitively and emotionally. from The Storytelling Animal: A Conversation with Jonathan Gottschall | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network. (via Metafilter)

Memory itself is an internal rumour

I’ve just had the strangest feeling. Was looking for photos for this yoke so was searching in folders on the ‘puter and on impulse decided to look in my writing folder. Why, I don’t know, I’d never have stuck a photo there. Nevertheless I started to poke around and came …

TT #21

“They’re out there.”

She was really starting to get on my nerves. I knew they were out there. I’d seen them, I’d been chased by them, legging it down the road screaming in terror as hordes followed me. I didn’t need her to tell me they were out there.

This Mortal Coil

Not sure what this is all about. I’m also going to stick it on Story-crossing, see if anyone wants to add anything. The beginning popped into my head while listening to You and Your Sister by This Mortal Coil, hence the title. Also the lyrics provide some of the story-lines, …

Tiercyl 2.1

More fic-stuff. This is, in a way chapter two, but I’ve left out a bit from the end of chapter 1. Not sure if that is a permanent leaving out, or if I’ll go back and insert it later. We’ll see.

Tiercyl 1.2

So got a text message this morning from “da mudder” who informs me that brother #5[1] is in hospital, undergoing surgery for an elbow injury. He was playing a game of rugby[2] and got tackled and damaged some bone in his arm. It is fractured and partly detaching from where …