Spinning a tale …

I find it interesting that we talk about “spinning” a tale, as if we were spiders, creating an intricate web of story lines and characters. I’ve thought on this quite often lately, every time I walk past my resident web builder.

He’s a nasty looking spider, to be sure, but a harmless one. (Trust me, I’ve checked.) For whatever reason, he has made his home in our breezeway, next to our garage. A window graces each side of a door leading outside, and he has picked the left one as his own. I can’t bring myself to wipe away all his hard work. His web spans the window and has even moved onto the adjacent wall.

This web is now populated with a variety of flying bugs, all wrapped and store neatly for future consumption. Although I wonder about him because he never seems to eat. You would think that, from time to time at least, one of the bugs would go missing! But they don’t! I wonder what he’s waiting for.

I’ve met many a person who says, “I’ve always wanted to write a book.” I’ve met many a writer with more ideas than they know what to do with (myself included). Well, what are you waiting for? Take one of those ideas and dive right in – spin your tale!


About Mary Ellen Bramwell

I am an author, wife and mother.
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2 Responses to Spinning a tale …

  1. bkentharrison@comcast.net says:

    How do you know the spider is a he?

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