New Name for Grame

This may seem wishy-washy but I’ve made some changes in the book I was calling ‘They Called Me Grame’. And, just as the rain was filling the gaps between grass clumps in last summer’s newly planted lawn, I’ve been filling in the gaps in minor character development.

The new name for ‘…Grame’ is not exactly that. I had strayed from my original concept and my calling the work They Called Me Grame lead me away from my earlier thoughts about what I was trying to tell.

The story is still strongly couched in the lives of the primary characters living different new lives with retrograde amnesia but there was always more than that in my intent for the story. The TET Offensive in Vietnam was nearly two generations ago but it and other events of the time still have an impact on survivors and families of survivors.

It is not fiction that those who come back from war return different from how they were when they went. Like all circumstances in true life, each person handles change differently. This work was never intended to be a war story but there were consequences from the main characters’ having been in Vietnam. In the case of this story, one paradox would result in another many years later.

Oh, the new name: Paradox of the Grame – A Vietnam Consequence.

Like I said in an early post, the name ‘Grame’ is from this:

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542):

And wilt thou leave me thus?

Say nay, say nay, for shame,

To save thee from the blame

Of all my grief and grame; [sorrow; misery]

And wilt thou leave me thus?

Say nay, say nay!