November 13, 2021
Reflections, Day 36
“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” ― G.K. Chesterton
My good friend Bud Sims, who helped me get the details right in my first book, Requiem for a Redneck, was extremely proud of his part in a real, published novel. One time he went to John Carter’s store for coffee club and mentioned the book.In front of all the old men in the coffee club, John Carter said, “It’s all a pack of lies.”Bud told me about it. He said, “I done told him it ain’t no pack of lies but that hit is called ‘friction’.” He walked into the kitchen and poured himself a cup of coffee, “Ain’t that right, John? Hit ain’t lies if hit’s good friction.”I miss old Bud. I’m glad I did write him into a book, though. Bud passed away about 3 years ago. I miss him but I can always open Requiem and read about his creative ways of dealing with life’s oddities.Today’s picture shows Bud and Chloe watching Nathan and Santos pet the chicken. Bud was not a writer, but he was no stranger to fiction.—john schulzFree your mind and tell a story. It works.