The Narratives is collection of short introspective essays written by an average guy in an effort to better understand himself, his life, and his relationship with the world around him while traveling the road of self-discovery. These works can best be described as the author's unique brand of journaling, encompassing both self-reflective entries, and an expression of thoughts and opinions surrounding social issues of the present day.
The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames departs from its predecessors, taking a more cynical personal tone and presenting a more pointed, indignant, view. Half the essays are a further examination of the author's innermost thoughts, while the remaining pieces are lightweight "op-ed's", touching on issues that are front and center to our national discourse.
The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames, is the third volume in The Narratives series.
Vince Guaglione is a guy who asks lots of questions, not only of himself but of his society and the world around him. Although he claims he's found no real answers, that hasn't stopped him in his quest to gain perspective on a little something we call life.
When he's not at his real job, you can find him sucking down venti-sized coffees at a brisk pace his local Starbucks, thinking up new writing projects, or pondering his mystery questions of life.
Originally from Philadelphia PA, Vince now resides in Raleigh NC.
This describes my mental state, when I feel that I can do my best work. Unfortunately, I then have to go back and read it. Sometimes, that's a painful exercise.
The Narratives III: Fanning the Flames (Volume 3)
When my world is off-kilter; whenever I’m on that emotional rollercoaster, what comes through in my writing is raw emotion, unbridled feeling. And in looking back at what I have written, I’ve found that in those moments of upheaval, what I’ve put on paper is better than anything I could ever “think” my way through. It’s more powerful, more thought-provoking, more touching, and sometimes more pointed. I’m not sure why it happens this way but I’m not going to question it. When my mind gets going and the only way to unleash what’s happening within is to write it down, it moves at an impressive pace. There are no pauses, no moments of drifting, no lapses in concentration. It just goes.