I use built in Notes app on my iPad and iPhone to keep track of everything. I’ve been doing that for years, ever since I got my first palm pilot, back in the nineties.
Everything I probably won’t remember. Shoe repair guy address, somebody’s favorite color, the date of my last haircut, shopping lists, curtain measurements, like that (all right yes! I AM a Virgo).
So naturally, now that I write stories for fun and profit, I use it to jot down random stories ideas, plots, outlines, conversations and yeah okay I’ll admit it. My laptop bit the dust. So okay, now I even use it to actually WRITE all this crap.
So anyway, I was scrolling along, looking for something and I found this outline for a short story I haven’t written and had forgotten.
Thinking what’s this? I read it and I thought gosh, what a cute little poem.
So here goes…
(hope you like it)
THE STORYTELLER TYPE PERSONALITY
-(just came up with that while I was pasting)-
~~~~a poem by Philip Andrew Merrick
I suppose I’ve always been this way
Probably a psychological term for it
Those types of people who think in stories
You’ve probably met one of them
Thoughts come in complete punctuated sentences
Topics wrapped neatly in nice short and tidy paragraphs
Usually just three or four sentences each
Maybe five, deepening the description
Each one individual
and thoughtfully following the one before
All in chronological order
With the final efficient paragraph
Effectively and briefly
Concluding the story
With the fond and silent hope
That when the readers
Finally close the book
They will relax and sit back
And begin to wonder
are there really more of us?
not just me.