Good Narrative Principles

Call of the Wild


A cigarette dangles from Jamie’s lips as he sings along with “La Bamba” full throttle. He wants to throw his arms out wide, but at the last minute his girlfriend shoots him the Vulcan V, their signal for tone it down. Jamie doesn’t feel like toning it down or balancing a silly mini crab cake on an equally silly napkin. Even though it’s the engagements party of his best buddy, the star half forward on their footy team and he’s made a solemn promise to behave, he gathers up a tight clutch of fellow weekend warriors and heads outside to answer the wild call of the night. Faking their way through the Four Seasons song book, Jamie and his crew huddle under the awning, dodging the worst of the blizzard.

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