an Element of Fiction

“How splendid it is to unfurl one’s sail and blow straight ahead on the gust of great story telling.” Virginia Woolf

“Through the story’s translation and ordering of life, the unconvincing raw material becomes the very heart’s familiar. Life strange. Stories hardly make it more so; with all they are able to tell and surmise, they make it more believably, more inevitably so.” Eudora Welty