Contrivances Aplenty | The Funnily Enough | Scoop.it

All stories are contrived. A story is carefully set up so the pieces fall when they’re supposed to. In real life it doesn’t work like that. Murder’s go unsolved. Bank robbers get away. Bankers get even bigger bonuses. But we don’t read stories so we can see the world in its unfathomable weirdness that makes little sense (that’s what we have windows for).