dear whoever the hell you are

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wrote this very quickly and plan on writing more

november 27 2014

 

Dear whoever the hell you are,

 

Our world has gotten to the point where nothing is new, no one is unique, we’re all the same cliche robots, programed by media and society, we get a new update on the daily. No matter how hard you try you’re are “copying” someone, our books for instance are all the same, same plot, same set of characters, same destination. This “book” of sorts for example will resemble every other book that came before it. This may be harsh, defeating, and most likely disappointing, but I know how you feel, I really do, because I like you am a robot, I too lavish in all things of this generation, and I just like you sobbed at the end of The Fault in our Stars. I have no idea why I’m writing this because like I just stated above it will be no better than any book out there. And before you become too invested into this series of letters that I call a book I would like to say that Im sorry if you’re reading this because it is the equivalent of a pile of horse shit. Now that we have that depressingly honest statement out of the way let’s move onto me.

You as the reader do not need to know anything about me except that I am the author, the one who is documenting their life onto this laptop key by key. As the author I can be anyone I want to, I can be an old english man sitting in my studio apartment who hoards clocks, just so when it hits 12:00 o’clock I can fill the void of silence that surrounds me with cheerfully ear ringing noise. As the author I could be a teenage girl who has a gluten allergy, has never exceeded in life and criticizes herself to an extent that Gordon Ramsay would be shocked. But I guess that doesn't matter, what matters is that you’re reading this and probably bored out of your mind because nothing happens in my life and I’m trying so hard to fill these pages.

One time in my life I wrote something what I believed was amazing, and to my own surprise I didn’t even criticize myself, I even had the courage and determination to enter it into a writing competition. Needless to say I didn't win, I didn’t even get recognized. To make myself feel a little better I tried to convince myself that my story was lost in the mail, I knew it wasn’t though. What Im trying to say here is that someone will always be better than you at some point in your life no matter what, I means shit happens and when that shit occurs you just gotta plug your nose and flush it. Knowing me though I would just leave it for the next person to take care of.

By definition I am a quitter, I quit the violin, I quit soccer, I quit drawing, I quit friends and just like many cases before I’ll probably quit whatever you want to call this. I have never finished a story, I have pages and pages of stories that have no endings, I'm just too impatient and judgmental. I try not to quit but when you criticize yourself and let others do the same to you, you feel obligated to quit because you can't be criticized if you don’t do anything.

I probably won’t send this letter because I don't like being vulnerable and by writing these thoughts down I am practically giving you a key to my head and that makes me uncomfortable because I've barely just met you and I don't know if you're the kind of person that will pass that key on. Ive decided to end this here because if I try analyze anymore of my thoughts I might scream.

Truly yours, Author

 


Submitted: August 30, 2015

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Jeff Bezaire

Truth. Nothing is original anymore, nothing is unique; nothing can be - we've used up all the originality. But that doesn't mean it can't be good. Look at Godfather Part 1 and Godfather Part 2 - they are the exact same movie; same sequence of events, nearly the same characters, except the movie that copied the other movie is longer, yet it has been called the greatest sequel in cinematic history. Being original is no longer possible, it's about the flare you bring to the work. I'm writing a story that's a mix of Alice in Wonderland and Lord of the Rings, and I'm not the first to write such a story, but they never stop being entertaining, because each author brings a different flare to it, just like a visual artist's style or a musician's composition. I can relate to the feeling of being defeated and of harshly criticizing yourself, but you can't allow yourself to be beaten; you have to persevere! This is a great piece. I'm surprised more people haven't commented on it. Good luck to you! Don't give up!

Mon, August 31st, 2015 2:56am

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