A work of fiction from Stories I Tell.
Colin Brock, Editor-in-chief
So what did you do with your 2020?
After enduring the loss of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, lamenting the lack of social contact, and saying goodbye to a few good friends, I decided to look back.
Ever since I was a kid, I kept a journal. I reread what I wrote three decades ago. I reread what I wrote during Y2K. I reread what happened in the early oughts of this millennium—the history of this news website. Most people don’t know what happened then.
I wrote in journals because I never wanted to forget what happened. I know if I just trust my brain to remember it, I will forget.
So I have kept a journal since I was a kid. I keep them now. And this summer of social distancing gave me the time to reflect.
It also made me think that it was now time to tell those stories.
I was there.
I saw those things.
I heard those things.
It was mysterious.
At times I was scared.
I didn’t know if I would make it.
But somehow I got through it.
Now we are in 2020. And I absolutely know what is coming. I know what is next. So now it’s time to write. Not about what happens next but about what happened then. That is what is most important.
You have to know what happened before you can understand what is coming next.
And hey, NaNoWriMo is in November. I can’t think of a better story to tell than this one.
I’m Colin Brock. Welcome to the Mistleton Chronicles.
Please note: Colin Brock, Mistleton, and the Mistleton Chronicle are all part of a fictional story of epic proportions.
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