An Introduction of Sorts

by Tochi

Sometimes the story suits the medium, and sometimes the story must search for it.

Novels, short stories, screenplays, stageplays, each cures a particular itch; or rather, aggravates it. And one is often practice for the other.

So perhaps that is what this is. Practice.

Narrative nonfiction is new to me, and longform in particular has hit me with what the Sicilians in The Godfather called ‘the thunderbolt.’ I was almost a journalist in another life, so I’m not sure what this is, whether it’s a striving for that course not taken, an attempt at catching up to an ambition that’s sprinted far ahead of me, or simply practice.

Either way, whatever it is, I hope it is enjoyed.