[The Story] Sharing The Story

Were it not for “The Story,” were it not for this long-term goal that popped into my head during my final/3rd year of high school, my life would be drastically different. I’m not sure what would have changed. When we think of regret, and long for changes or wince with regret, it’s often those wants of time travel or otherwise to see life from different perspectives. I only know my ambition to share “The Story.”

Spoilers?: Minor [collaboration with others/self]
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[The Story] Pop Music Chiropractcy

How overlap is there between “The Story” and my life as its eventual writer? The sort of existentialist thought experiments of wondering whether the main or side characters wouldn’t have happened were it not for X don’t particularly interesting me. We’re on this path, not another, so there’s no point in dwelling about the comparisons. That said, whenever I’m out and about, I carry “The Story” with me, thinking about it before writing it properly.

Spoilers?: Minor [differences/similarities in connections]
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[The Story] “How’s Your Spine?”

When I think of “The Story” within the contexts of my life, usually, John and Trishna come to life in subtle ways. When I, for example, am resting my spine in bed after doing the best that I can to work through my constant spine pain, and when I close my eyes, my mind opens to their bedroom. It is a large bedroom and every morning, John asks Trishna some variation of “how’s your spine?”

Spoilers?: Minor [living with disabilities]
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[The Story] Acquaintances and Plans

Thanks to Twitch and Zdiscord, I’ve met many close friends, friends, acquaintances, and strangers that might or might not help me write “The Story” in their own ways. Some wouldn’t offer direct help, help in any literary sense, or anything other than maybe casual conversations. That’s helpful. There are others that are great for deep meandering philosophical, literary, or even the sort of conversations that keep your spirits up as you’re guided through idée fixe.

Spoilers?: Minor [others reflecting self]
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[The Story] Resting After Injections

Over the years, I’ve written about fiction writing from abstract perspectives. It’s important, I believe, to chase after your dreams in a sort of comprehensive manner. If  I want to write “The Story,” I have to learn the physical and mental skills to write, and I have to develop the persistent observational skill to recall my dreams frequently. Last week, I wrote about inviting John and Trishna along with me before my injections. Now, after.

Spoilers?: Minor [bedrest all week]
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[The Story] Park, After Injections

While I waited nearly two hours to get my injections to aid in the recovery process of my near-year of spine problems, my mind went, as it always does, to “The Story.” The thing that’s interesting to me about writing essays like this is that they truly do help me write fiction, even if on the surface it’s all just rambly bullshit about whatever nonsense is kicking around in my head for today’s stream-of-consciousness considerations.

Spoilers?: Minor [fiction vs reality]
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[The Story] Resting In Bed

Even though I write these essays about “The Story” weekly, I try my best to think of its main characters, and if not them then side characters, daily. I’ve also been dealing with terrible spine pain that, if I catch it well enough and rest in bed, will usually prevent my day from getting ruined. On days like those, I’ll wait in bed to fall asleep, and I’ll imagine possible, non-lewd scenarios from their lives.

Spoilers?: Minor [days spent resting]
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[The Story] 100 Friends, Enemies?

I had my first livestream in a while and it was great. I celebrated the arbitrary milestone of 100 followers to my Twitch channel and many of my friends stopped by to congratulate me and to chat, since I hadn’t streamed in over two weeks. Spine problems suck. I went about it with the intention of showing Viridi and “The Story,” but instead, we talked mainly about one major problem with Twitch: how to handle trolls.

Spoilers?: Minor [“MS Paint Theater”]
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[The Story] Familial Doctors Appointments

I was in the waiting room for an appointment earlier this week, and after getting comfortable enough, then thinking of anything I needed to do for the appointment then later, I thought of “The Story.” One exercise I do, in fiction writing brainstorming, is I bring my characters with me and see how they react to the new location. What would bring John and Trishna to the waiting room of a pain management doctor’s office?

Spoilers?: Minor [late-narrative brainstorming session]
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[The Story] Some Evenings, Resting

Throughout my experiences dealing with spine problems, I’ve had to give up many things that I’ve enjoyed in life, so that I can take care of my health. I’m sure now that my health has helped inform “The Story.” Now I know first-hand, with multiple examples per week or day, how it’s like to have a spine that gets in the way of doing many things in life. Although unfun, life can still be fun.

Spoilers?: Minor [imagining domestic inconsequentialities]
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