Writer’s Quote Wednesday

writers-quote-wednesday4xWriter’s Quote Wednesday gave us the author Nancy Kress.

I’d never heard of Nancy Kress, but hey, there’s lots of authors I’ve not heard of. So, of course, I Googled her.

I’m not that interested in science fiction, fantasy, yes, science fiction not so much. So my next stop was to search Goodreads for Nancy Kress quotes and see what she says.

It wasn’t until the bottom of the list that I laughed. Here’s my favorite quote.

An alien had given her his phone number and asked her to wait. It was almost like dating again.

Well. I had to think about that. Dating. That was a lot of waiting for phone calls. A lot of waiting. So then I wondered what waiting for an alien would look like. Maybe like a very old, very empty hallway over a very long time, long enough for a tree to grow at the end.

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