fiction ain’t gonna make ya rich

but it will make ya happy and free

Lara Starsearch
3 min readMar 11, 2023


here’s something. i think one of the most radical things you can do is write fiction. mainly because these days everyone seems to want non-fiction. something practical. something purposeful. useful.

we use it to get somewhere. leverage. fiction is useless. it’s about NOT making sense. it’s about letting your imagination lead. like letting a horse just walk with the rope dragging along the ground. it’s about not being type A. it’s about ‘letting’ rather than ‘forcing.’ you can wildly disagree with me. feel free. but this is fiction and i can say whatever the hell i want. and nobody can stop me because i’m making shit up. and i’m letting you know right now i’m making shit up. bite me.

if you were stuck in jail and you had nowhere to go at least you would have your mind which could go anywhere it wanted. it would be free. and that’s why i like fiction. nobody can tell ME what to think. if i were writing a dissertation on whether the dangers of chromium 6 in your tapwater is a conspiracy or not, then yes we could debate that. but fiction is not about debating. it’s about letting your mind wander. letting it conjure up new thoughts. good or bad — doesn’t…