A great piece Paul. A wonderful meditation on desire and identity.I'd be careful about those Fortune cookie musings. I got one just this afternoon that said, "Everything will go your way now." Which leads me to conclude that later, I'm really gonna get screwed. Likewise on yours, I'm reminded (to paraphrase) of something someone else once said: sitting on top of the world? Sitting at the North Pole--where's that at?
Thanks, Bill. No need to worry about literalism and fortune cookie musings. I just liked the way those words talked to Jake's situation in the story.
Re: Fortune cookies and literal fortunesThis may or may not be related, but I get a kick out of it anyway:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/11/AR2005051101772.html
Thanks! I better keep an eye on those "number combinations."
Paulnot a spare breath in your new storyand the emotional immediacy of your find writing literally sets the reader on edgeexcellent work, Paul
Thank you, David!
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