These days I find myself avoiding fiction. I no longer go to the theater. When I wander my home in the middle of the night I avoid the library. I walk between the halls and the kitchen, as far away from the books as I can. Those few moments I do sleep I see the world becoming poisoned by my abstractions, twisted up in whorls as I desperately try to control my own narration. I wake barely rested, tasting blood and ink.
What is there to do now, I wonder. What work could I do at court, knowing this wretched truth? What glory can there be for our beloved Empire when it could all be just a pleasant fiction? There is nothing I can do without convincing others of this thing, and how could I possibly do that? To speak of this unwanted revelation would be tantamount to suicide. Every utterance would be madness, I would be reduced to a pauper on the street banging on a pulpit.
But equally impossible is the choice to say nothing. To deny this cornerstone of the world is to commit a sin against everyone I know.
If I still had faith I would pray for strength. Strength to live in that ignorance again. But now there is work to be done, and many words to write.
- Journal of Octavia Winslow, 1579
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