Part 2 article series Good Story and the Lie
Greetings gentle reader! To those who have returned, I thank you for your patience and bravery. Once again, I ask all to make sure sense of humor is firmly in tow - remember no extra charge for her! Keep your hands and arms inside blog at all times and....here we go!
The industry had the product and granted it to the reader like a blessing from on high. This is a good story, industry told the readers. We have a hero you see, his name is Good Story. Unfortunately, the reader had no idea of his fate. They did not realize he was the man in the iron mask, imprisoned in a dark cell where no one would find him, and the impersonator who wore his clothes, who fooled everyone was named Marketability. Marketability was the evil twin in power now.
Our imprisoned hero, Good Story, is not dead. Sometimes, he manages to reach a finger through the bars now and then. There were and are writers who know how to find him and free him for a few precious moments. They put Good Story into their books and when a reader found him, Good Story gained fresh air and a bit of precious freedom again. That’s the only thing that kept him from dying in that black hole where he was trapped for so many years. Thanks to those determined writers who knew where he was, and worked so diligently to free him, readers celebrated these stories and breathed life back into the dying Good Story.