Literature abuse

otheng otheng at
Thu Mar 22 08:19:36 EST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: Miranda K. Smith <mirkat at>

Back when I was in my early
> teens, & therefore particularly unhappy with the so-
> called real world, & therefore particularly apt to be
> very deeply engrossed in the world of books, I remember
> once or twice catching myself narrating my own life
> in third person, like a novel. E.g. finding myself thinking,
> "She climbed onto her bike." I think I even once
> accidentally appended, "She said", onto the end of
> something I was telling someone. Oops.
> Just me? Please tell me it's not just me? ...:-)

Hi, Miranda! Nice to meet you!

No, it's not just you, though I don't think I ever got as far as saying "She

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