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SUPERPOWERS: TELLING STORIES

My grandmother had a superpower. She could begin a story about something, go off on a tangent to further explain part of it, then another one and another one and come right back to her original topic to wrap everything up. I can’t do that – verbally, at least. I forget what my original topic was and usually the person I’m talking to doesn’t remember what it was either. My mother had the same problem, so her mother didn’t hand the knack down apparently. Drives me crazy when it happens to me, and I’m not the one listening to it! Fortunately, the same thing doesn’t have to happen on the written page. Oh, sure, it might in the first draft, get overlooked in the second or third or however many yo