Words are like coloured pencils.

The reader expects you to

draw a neat picture with them.

And once 'Story' is drawn,

you need to add feathers to its wings.

Add some dark ones – to increase tension.

Some shadows - to stir the reader's heart.

And lots of sunlight – to make him smile.

And if you're lucky,

'Story' will spread out its wings,

gather up speed

and fly all by its self.

But be careful

you don't choose the wrong colours

or shapes.

Dissonance which gets 'Story' out of balance

so it will stumble

and fall – to pieces –

You might never be able to find its wings again …