Facts? or Fiction? A Fine Line Sometimes

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.

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

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