Another Rejected (albeit kindly!) fiction…

Curious… I rarely remember things I’ve written… this is no exception… but stumbling across it I am pleased that this happened…

Precipitate Flux

WHO THEN IS SPEAKING?

“the preliminary condition of any work of literature is that the person who is writing has to invent that first character – the author of the work… the author’s name and the various ‘I’s’ that go to make up the ‘I’ who is writing”

Italo Calvino

“’I’ can only be identified by the instance of speech which contains it, and by that alone”

Emile Benveniste

“Who, then, is speaking?”

Maurice Blanchot

who is speaking: 

I am the one, come to tell the story, the code of information and words, with    letters and gestures and some touches of inflection, but I mean to tell it straight and impartially, save the parts I must needs factor in.

who is writing:

And I am the one, come to present the speech in images – to sketch, doodle, scrawl and scribble – marks and…

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