Too Long to Tweet, Number One

Author: Vivid Muse  //  Category: Books, Friends, Soulful, Too Long For Twitter, Twitter/Facebook, Work

There are so many stories of Patrick McLean’s  that make me mutter “Brilliant,” even on the 10th hearing/reading. But this one gives me shivers, too.

“What I do see is the guy with the gun walking up next to my car. Or more precisely, the gigantic black hole that is the barrel of the gun. If you’ve ever had a gun pointed at you, you know what I mean. The barrel seems huge. And why shouldn’t it? It has to be big enough to swallow your whole life.”

-“Getting Shot” from Stories I Told Myself and The Seanachai podcast.

You may consider me biased, but come on. That is a fierce string of words.

Welcome to my shortest post ever.

4 Responses to “Too Long to Tweet, Number One”

  1. Scott Roche Says:

    Yes. Yes it is.

  2. Viv Says:

    Thanks for reading, and the comment, Scott!

  3. Icepick Says:

    Indeed. I think it has to do with Patrick’s thoughtfulness and relentless pursuit of word craft in addition to his practiced sense of story.

    Thanks for reminding me of that particular line. It’s a good one.

  4. Viv Says:

    I agree completely, Icepick! And entirely my pleasure. Thanks for reading and commenting! Hope to see you guys soon!

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