"What I draw from is not a photographic memory, but an emotional one."
Thank you, Amy Tan.
I reread that again and again.
I must use this as a prompt to write about the truths in fiction.
What is the purpose of fiction? To write what I cannot say. Though I cannot tell you what happened for so many reasons (pain, shame), if I work hard enough, I can share my emotional truth and that is more than enough.