Fiction is a narrative form, in any medium, consisting of people, events, or places that are imaginary—in other words, not based on history or fact. It commonly refers, more narrowly, to written narratives in prose and specifically novels. In film, it corresponds to narrative film in opposition to documentary. In its most narrow usage, fiction refers to novels, but it may denote any "literary narrative", including novels and short stories. More broadly, fiction has come to encompass storytelling with imaginary elements in any format, including writings, audio recordings, live theatrical performances, animated or live-action films, television programs, so on. A work of fiction implies the inventive construction of an imaginary world and, most its fictionality is publicly acknowledged, so its audience expects it to deviate in some ways from the real world rather than presenting only characters who are actual people or descriptions that are factually true. Fiction is understood as not adhering to the real world, which opens it up to various interpretations.
Characters and events within a fictional work may be set in their own context separate from the known universe: an independent fictional universe. In contrast to fiction is its traditional opposite: non-fiction, in which the creator assumes responsibility for presenting only the historical and factual truth. Despite the usual distinction between fiction and non-fiction, some fiction creators attempt to make their audience believe the work is non-fiction or otherwise blur the boundary through forms of experimental fiction or through deliberate literary fraud. Traditionally, fiction includes novels, short stories, legends, fairy tales and narrative poetry, plays. However, fiction may encompass comic books, many animated cartoons, stop motions, manga, video games, radio programs, television programs, etc; the Internet has had a major impact on the creation and distribution of fiction, calling into question the feasibility of copyright as a means to ensure royalties are paid to copyright holders.
Digital libraries such as Project Gutenberg make public domain texts more available. The combination of inexpensive home computers, the Internet and the creativity of its users has led to new forms of fiction, such as interactive computer games or computer-generated comics. Countless forums for fan fiction can be found online, where loyal followers of specific fictional realms create and distribute derivative stories; the Internet is used for the development of blog fiction, where a story is delivered through a blog either as flash fiction or serial blog, collaborative fiction, where a story is written sequentially by different authors, or the entire text can be revised by anyone using a wiki. Types of literary fiction in prose are distinguished by relative length and include: Short story: the boundary between a long short story and a novella is vague. Novella, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is an example of a novella. Novel Fiction is broken down into a variety of genres: subsets of fiction, each differentiated by a particular unifying tone or style.
Science fiction, for example, predicts or supposes technologies that are not realities at the time of the work's creation: Jules Verne's novel From the Earth to the Moon was published in 1865 and only in 1969 did astronaut Neil Armstrong first land on the moon. Historical fiction places imaginary characters into real historical events. In the early historical novel Waverley, Sir Walter Scott's fictional character Edward Waverley meets a figure from history, Bonnie Prince Charlie, takes part in the Battle of Prestonpans; some works of fiction are or re-imagined based on some true story, or a reconstructed biography. When the fictional story is based on fact, there may be additions and subtractions from the true story to make it more interesting. An example is Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, a series of short stories about the Vietnam War. Fictional works that explicitly involve supernatural, magical, or scientifically impossible elements are classified under the genre of fantasy, including Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
Creators of fantasy sometimes introduce imaginary beings such as dragons and fairies. Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit, from most commercial or "genre" fiction. Neal Stephenson has suggested that while any definition will be simplistic there is today a general cultural difference between literary and genre fiction. On the one hand literary authors nowadays are supported by patronage, with employment at a university or a similar institution, with the continuation of such positions determined not by book sales but by critical acclaim by other established literary authors and critics. On the other hand, he suggests, genre fiction writers tend to support themselves by book sales. However, in an interview, John Updike lamented that "the category of'literary fiction' has sprung up to torment people like me who just set out to write books, if anybody wanted to read them, the more the merrier.... I'm a genre writer of a sort.
I write lit
The Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is an historic wastewater pumping station in the Field's Point Sewage Treatment Facility on Ernest Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a rectangular hip-roofed brick and concrete structure, located adjacent to the facility's aeration tanks, is not visible from any public way; the building houses a number of large pumps in a large concrete substructure, below grade. The facility was built in 1934-35, when the sewage treatment method was changed from a chemical process to a biological one, is used to return biologically active sludge from the aeration tanks back into the treatment process; the pumps in the building are no longer original. The building is one of three to survive in the Field's Point area from the early decades of Providence's wastewater treatment system; the others are the Chemical Building. The pumping station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence, Rhode Island Historic American Engineering Record No.
RI-20, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Providence County, RI" HAER No. RI-20-A, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Ernest Street Pumping Station, Engine House, Ernest Street & Allens Avenue" HAER No. RI-20-B, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Ernest Street Pumping Station, Filth Hoist House, Ernest Street & Allens Avenue" HAER No. RI-20-C, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Ernest Street Pumping Station, Boiler House, Ernest Street & Allens Avenue" HAER No. RI-20-D, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Washington Park Pumping Station, Shipyard Street" HAER No. RI-20-E, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Reservoir Avenue Pumping Station, Reservoir & Pontiac Avenues" HAER No. RI-20-F, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Ernest Street" HAER No. RI-20-G, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Chemical House, Ernest Street" HAER No. RI-20-H, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press House, Ernest Street" HAER No. RI-20-I, "Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station"
"Wish I Didn't Know Now" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Toby Keith. It was released in February 1994 as the final single from his self-titled debut album; the song peaked at number 2 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, at number 17 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. In the song, the narrator talks about how he suspected his lover was cheating and now that he found out his suspicions were right; the title lyric originates from the Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band song "Against the Wind" The music video was directed by Marc Ball, was filmed in black and white. It features Keith singing the song in a dark house, while raining outside. Scenes feature him, socializing with a girlfriend, at times, other couples, bar patrons, it premiered on CMT on March 1994, where they named it a "Hot Shot" video of the week. "Wish I Didn't Know Now" debuted at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated March 19, 1994. It charted for twenty weeks on that chart, peaked at number 2 for the week of May 28, 1994, behind Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl".
Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics