Some people believe they’re boring. They have no story to tell. They’ve done nothing interesting.
But a wise man named Ryter thinks they’re wrong.
In Rodman Philbrick’s The Last Book in the Universe, old man Ryter is talking to the young teen Spaz, the main character. Here’s what Ryter says to him:
“What’s your story, son?” Ryter asks, like he really wants to know.
I go, “I don’t have a story.”
Almost before I get the words out, he’s shaking his head, like he knew what I was going to say and can’t wait to disagree. “Everybody has a story,” he insists. “There are things about your life that are specific only to you. Secret things you know.”
Now it’s your turn: What do you know? Write about things that are true only about you or write about one secret thing you know.
Copyright © 2015 by Sharon Watson
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