“The Fiction Portal” is a space I enter when I’m fully emersed in a great work of literature. It is an escape, a transcendence, and a way to see the world through eyes not my own. Within this portal, I can learn the truths of others’ experiences, and gain a greater understanding of the human experience. I can travel the world with a trusted guide and even travel beyond the known into the liminal space of imagination, speculation, and into the creative nooks of truth that a writer extrapolates, delicately as an act of art, from their mind.
As an avid reader from a very young age, I have spent much of my life emersed in this portal, and I am grateful for it. Like an old friend, it is there for me. Like a new lover, it fills me with the excitement of the unknown. It allows me to deepen my empathy and understanding and provides an ultimate kind of connection. I invite you in, to travel through the portal with me.