If there were need for a story

it would be to say that One Hundred Years of Solitude was on the list of 100 books to read before you die. I have no recollection of the Buendía family and what magic happens in the town of Macondo, however I will never forget the day of the book signing and the Colombian writer slowly closing my copy of the novel and gently pushing it towards me before leaning over and whispering: ‘What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.’

Ray Liversidge is an Australian poet. His latest book is Oradour-sur-Glane published in 2017. His other books are: no suspicious circumstances: portraits of poets (dead); The Divorce Papers; The Barrier Range; Obeying the Call. Ray is currently experimenting with flash fiction/memoir. www.poetray.wordpress.com