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June 1, 2015
Posted at 3:26 pm
 

Difficult stories and other problems

Spring break is just barely large enough that I couldn't paste it to the site. That seems to have caused some problems. I'm attempting to get that straight.

This was a difficult story to write for many reasons. The subject matter and genre are somewhat new to me, but above and beyond that is the fact that I tried to tell this story in the manner of a ball game announcer, that is as it happened.

The truth is that very people tell stories that way. indeed most of the time we tell stories after the events that they cover have occurred. Thus a third person present perspective would read: Joe sits in his chair. He walks to the Dutch Bros coffee stand, and buys a blended mocha.

We usually say Joe went to the coffee shop and drank terrible coffee that made him ill.