In fiction, as in a cemetery, there's a limited number of plots. We just aren't sure how many. Carlos Gozzi, a 18th-century Italian playwright, thought there were 36 dramatic situations, but ever since then, the number has been going down, cratering with Christopher Booker's popular 2004 The Seven Basic Plot Structures.
Rock Island - A man asks how old I am as I compose a dedication to survivors in my book about survivors. The mic falls often, and nobody jokes about dropping the mic. I st...
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