Compression: Tara Calaby

“All fiction is, by nature, subject to compression. An author selects pertinent aspects of the whole, so as to hold the readers’ interest and not overwhelm them with detail. Sometimes, however, compression goes beyond the usual writing process, producing pieces that carry meaning in every word. A year becomes a sentence; a paragraph encompasses a lifetime. Compressed fiction suggests and implies. It is about trusting readers and allowing them to read the meaning between an author’s lines.” — Tara Calaby