Letter One

Disclosure: So, something weird happened. I felt compelled to write another book. I started writing it as a series of letters, which is why this is called Letter One. I three letters and 3,000 words in when I realized that it would work much better here, on the blog. So, if you see any mentions to it being a book, that’s because it was, but I changed my mind. I would go back and edit all of the references out, but I don’t know if that would work to well. Anyway, here it is!

Dear Reader,

It seems I have a knack for the “experimental”. My last book was an unconventional experiment at best, and it seems that I don’t know how to break away from it. Traditional writing perplexes me. I don’t know how to get a good grasp of it, but for some reason, when it comes to the unconventional, I find it as natural as drinking water. 

My last literary effort was a stream of conscious memoir, but this time I want to try something a little bit different. I’ll be sticking with the stream of consciousness style, but with a new twist. This time around, I’ll be talking directly to you through a series of letters. I won’t just be relaying a story that sounds like a conversation, no, instead we’ll be having an actual conversation, albeit a one sided one.

I’ve always liked the letter format of writing. It’s so close and personal. It’s just what this book needs. Every letter will be different, with topics ranging far and wide. I will ask questions that you may have to answer on your own, so this won’t exactly be the most passive of experiences, which may make reading a little harder than usual. I promise, though, that it won’t be that hard.

In these letters, I’m going to ask you a lot of questions. These questions are probably going to be mostly about faith, but not always. This is one of those “Christian”, but it’s not going anything like you would imagine it being. Also, you don’t exactly have to be a Christian to get anything out of this. This isn’t to convert you. Christians are not supposed to convert people. We’re supposed to help, support, and spread love. God works through people, and when he comes to you, we’re there to fill  in the blanks, but what if you don’t want religion? Then we’re still there to help. That’s the idea, anyway, but Christianity seemed to lose its way on day one, forgetting the whole love and peace thing. I am not like the rest of Christianity, though. I am very different as I actually believe in spreading love, peace, and helping my fellow man. If you have a flat tire, I’m just supposed to help you fix it, not help halfway then hide the rest of the help behind a conversion pay wall.  

Anyway, how are you feeling? Are you having a good day? I hope so. I have a habit of getting really dark, so I’d hate to make a dark day even darker. That isn’t to say that it will all be doom and gloom around here, but that is where my mind often travels in the wee hours of the night.

I should also warn you that these letters have no set length, just like any other letter. Some may only be a page, while others may go on and on and on. My tone may also shift wildly, as it does in everyday life. Sorry about that, but that’s just how it is.

Minds are fickle, and Autistic minds are no different. In fact, mine may be even more fickle than most, but who knows. I certainly know that my mind works differently. I know that I feel differently, I taste differently, and I act differently. Sometimes, I wish I wasn’t so different, but here we are. Different, and no one can change that. 

Anyway, I hope this letter has set your expectations for what’s to come. Hope you have a good day. 

Sincerely,

The Autistic Cowboy

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