Creation Myths

Normally when you’re asked to come up with a “creation myth” as a writer’s exercise, you’re being asked to delve into the mysterious, long-ago origins of a thing. Instead, today I want you to come up with an alternative explanation for the everyday origins of a thing. For a beautiful, creative, and highly unusual example, click through the thumbnail image below for a wonderful piece of art called “Goldfish Factory” by Susan McKivergan. Look closely at the drops of water falling from the spout in the enlarged version:

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