The same image plays in my mind every time I think about writing this post. Pages full of exquisite words bound with the cover that wears a certain girl’s delicate floral designs are mangled beyond recognition by rough, heavy hands in a scene that calls to mind Of Mice and Men.
Like Lennie Small fretting that mice are so easily broken, I ask too many times if she’s really sure she wants to entrust her book to my clumsy hands because I’m just certain she shouldn’t.
Enduring my doubts, L.L. Barkat answers in her best George Milton voice, “You get another mouse that’s fresh and I’ll let you keep it a while.”
The book club discussion of L.L. Barkat’s Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity and Writing begins this morning over at the Tweetspeak blog. To read the rest of the post — including, perhaps, irrational fear of toothless purple moths, and a glimpse into the kind of beans I keep in my own cupboard, stop by and join (or just enjoy) the discussion. The full post is right here.