steve korch

pursuing the art of creative communication.

Last Breath

My brother passed away last night. His name was Charlie. There were three of us at his bedside—Ruthie and I, along with a neighbor who had been a good friend to him for a number of years. We talked to him and about him and watched as he labored for breath through the last few hours of his life.

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The Point of The Story

I’ve heard it said that every good story is a story of redemption and that every story of redemption begins with a crisis. Often, the story leads with the main character making a poor choice or an error in judgment—an act of defiance, passion or despair. The situation probably includes sex, money or power. It may play out in abuse or neglect; in public or in private. Somehow life comes apart and our fallen nature is exposed once again. The sexiest part of many stories is this point where the main character fails.

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