There are at least two stories on any one page: the one the reader generates in the reading of it and the one in the writer generates in the writing. This is the writer’s version.
Hive insects have queens whose only function is to produce the next generation. Humans have formalised this process for many animals in zoos, on farms, and in our own homes, and so we have brood mares, stud cats – or dogs or goats or horses or bulls – and ‘breeding stock’ of all kinds. We also breed our royalty so that both our kings and our queens have a duty to provide ‘an heir and a spare’, and at the other end of the scale, there is an underworld that breeds children of the right ethnicity for adoption into families willing to pay and not ask. ‘Spider’ is the story of a victim of entrapment for breeding and their fantasies about escape.
4 thoughts on “The Spider and the Wire Wool Madness: what’s that all about then?”
And then there’s the story I read.
That’s the thing, isn’t it – there’s potentially one story per head and if each one means something to the person whose head it’s in, what does it matter if it’s not the same one as the writer’s? Takes a bit of stepping back & letting go but that’s the bottom line. Personally, I like to see the little insights some sites allow their authors & I might even go back and re-read something afterwards if there’s enough of an ‘aha’ to it. Anyway, I hope the story in your head gave you the same satisfaction as the one in mine!
It did. Symbolic in my own way. I applaud your ability to step back and let go.
I’m not sure I have that nailed, Linda. I suspect I wouldn’t be here posting this if I had. I still have a long way to go, I suspect 🙂