“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
Carl Sagan’s quote on how we flutter through our lives comes closer to capturing why I write stories than anything I could say myself. All of us are standing at tiny windows trying to see the universe, and my view just isn’t enough. I write to to either avoid, or take head-on, that creeping existential feeling of wanting to know more but knowing how limited we all are.
Also, I live in a constant sate of jealousy thinking people in the future and all the cool technology and science they’ll have. Sometimes I write about that future to try to appease my curiosity.