Saturday, October 3, 2009


A: So are you going to publish that book?

B: No, I’m not. I have no faith in literature.

A: Why do you write then?

B: I don’t know. I write. I’m not a writer.

A: What do you mean? Is there a difference?

B: To me there is.

A: But you read books others have published. If those writers had felt the same way about literature, you wouldn’t have been able to read their books.

B: That’s true. They probably thought there was some redeeming value in what they wrote. I’m beyond redemption.

A: So, is this about fear or guilt?

B: I don’t know. It may be about faith.

A: Faith in what?

B: That’s the problem. I don’t know.

© Ernesto González, 2009

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