Truth Barriers [Seed of Novel]

I can try to put it down more or less but you won’t believe a word of it.

I want to counsel you to close your eyes, look the other way, or whatever you can to counter the filthy truth-seeking habit that landed me where I am.

Forget the truth like you forget nightmares about burning slime chasing you uphill. Forget it. Go the other way. Nothing good will come of it. You will find your gold-tooth truth and you will desperately long for the days before you went hunting for it. The truth will only break your heart, every time.

It will also break your neck, consume you, lick your bones, spit out your soul, and ask, mockingly, if you’re still interested.

Say no.

About Celia Farber

Celia Farber is a journalist, author, and editor based in New York City, who grew up in Sweden and New York City. Farber has written on a variety of subjects for SPIN, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper’s, Salon, New York Press, and many more. In 2008, Celia Farber won the Semmelweis International Society’s Clean Hands Award For Investigative Journalism.

Comments

  1. Peter says:

    Beautiful, powerful writing. In a 1941 speech to the boys at Harrow School, Winston Churchill said, “” Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” We are wise to remind ourselves of how much worse things would be were there not the likes of you on the planet.

  2. I’m like a moth attracted to a hot burning light. I can’t turn back. I must be consumed.

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