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WORDS On WORDS … By, Ellie Pulikonda

Today’s word:  READING

When you read, you are listening in on someone else’s thoughts.  This is especially true of non-fiction, where the author’s reason for writing is to impart some ‘truth.’  But it is also true of most fiction and especially true of great fiction.  The author’s ultimate aim is to share a belief with you, the reader.
The author presents his own take on ‘truth’ through the unique and clever use of words, and you, the reader, are free to agree or take exception to it.  Still, just presenting that truth, those new slants, some differing ideology, or certain closely held beliefs may be the genius that gives the finished work its influence.  That could lead to the author’s desired outcome of convincing readers of a given position.  At the very least it likely makes them stop and think.

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This is, I believe, the reason we are drawn to books and short stories, works of fiction.  They impart the author’s ‘truth’ in an entertaining way and we derive pleasure in exploring that truth.  Even if, in the end, we do not fully agree with the premise, I suspect it serves to make us ponder and, perhaps, even alter our own closely held ideas, however slightly.

Literature is almost always presented as entertainment and we are free to agree or disagree with any ‘message’ it contains.  But even if we disagree,  the work itself still challenges us to examine our own cherished beliefs and that challenge may result in either altering the belief or in holding to it more tightly.

The choice is always the readers.


~ Ellie Pulikonda, Author/Writer  ~

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AH, Words, Words, Words . . . And Books!


Ah, words!  I love words!  They make it possible to understand each other … sometimes. 

Before words, we imagine that folks communicated in much more primitive ways: grunts, flailing arms, slaps on the back, happy dances. Some men I know still use these methods. If you don’t think men do happy dances, you haven’t been nearby one when his team wins  “the big game.”
Words have opened up an enormous opportunity for us to communicate emotions, problems, desires, concerns, warnings, love, anger, . . . the list goes on. Many women I know use every one of these.
Most importantly, words give us a way to tell our own stories. That’s why I like being around words. Learning new ones, writing word groups that make phrases, that make sentences, that make paragraphs, that make chapters, that make….books!



Ah, books! From my earliest memories, books have enlightened me, entertained me, brought me new worlds, consoled me, and engrossed me. When I was a child, I clearly remember my mother taking my new favorite book out of my hands and shooing me outside to get some fresh air and exercise. I always thought that was extreme child abuse, but she was bigger than I was and there were no agencies way back then to tell her she couldn’t to that.

So, as long as I don’t run out of words (and it seems unlikely that it will ever happen) I’ll keep on enjoying them and stringing them together into books.
Happy reading friends!
Author, Ellie Pulikonda