by uzwi

Always look for a way to express a thing, not sum it up glibly in a couple of words and then smile and mic drop as if labelling it that way has dealt with it. My whole life, genre seems to have been committed to the latter, especially in the conversation about itself, especially in its encounters with human behaviour and perception, and especially if it can imply that to express a thing is to repeat a trope. The struggle should always be to say–to distinguish an experience from all the other experiences that might, to the reader, or to another writer, seem similar; not to encapsulate–and thereby categorise–and move along.