"index.html" Glimpses
by jane
2004
new years, 2004, toronto, canada ...


its been four years since i moved in with her to write this down ... and that was really all i planned to do at first ... just write ... well, no ... at first, just get the stories straight, just finish my research ... a week, wed said ... id camp out in the guest room ... shed tell the parts she knew about, tell it from her point of view ... and id just sit and listen ...

it wasnt quite the way it happened though ...i started writing this, i began to set things down, to give them sounds, to dress them up in images ... i filled in gaps with things that id invented ... and soon she was the listener ...

she turned me on to sites where i could post... seduced me ... played upon my vanity ...before i knew where things were going, before i had it outlined or a list of

characters, i started publishing their lives, what each of them had told me privately, in stories first and then right here as 'glimpses' ... and people wrote encouragements, they egged me on ... maybe you were one of them ... i started thinking i could do this like a flash or short ... just start with chapter one and see where it would lead me... id simply tag along and tinker with the scenery ... lol ...

she warned me ... so did others at discussion groups ... just like they said, things bogged in contradiction ... finally it came off the tracks, the axles hit the mud ...

its been a long, long journey ... welcome to my third attempt to get it right ... but this time theres a map, the draft is done, the plan, the cast and costumes all are ready ...

and, yes, im still 'moved in' with her ... no longer as a guest ...





if youd like to see a list of chapters or dramatis personae then go here...



jane