Today’s guest-mushroom has paused her reading in order to create this entry.
Todayâ€™s mushroom carries around a copy of The Third Bear. Due to constant interruptions, todayâ€™s mushroom has not even finished reading the first story.
Todayâ€™s mushroom wonders. Is the bear a hero or a villain? In this story, the bear wreaks havoc.What is the third bear thinking?
Once the story leaves the writer, the story belongs to the reader. What the reader thinks of the story, how the story affects the reader, how the reader engages with the story, these are things out of the writerâ€™s control. Was it the writerâ€™s intention for me to think about the third bear as the hero in his own story? I donâ€™t know. I haven’t finished the story yet. Perhaps there are no heroes in this story, perhaps there are more than one. What is a hero anyway? Â And do I really need heroes for me to like a story?
Today’s mushroom considers heroes. Are heroes tasty?Â If I mixed them in with my soup, will heroes make me heroic too? Heroes and the consumption thereof . . . hold that thought. Ha, ha.
Today’s mushroom is having an attack of absurd melancholy. It happens even to the best of mushrooms. But heroes. . . yes . . . perhaps heroes have those too. Who are your heroes and if you consumed them what would they taste like to you?
Todayâ€™s mushroom wanders off to read some more. Hopefully, the mushroom will finish reading this story before more interruptions occur.
**updated to say: I finished reading the first story. A five star story, definitely awesome. Off to read more.