Patience and Perspective in Zone 3

Benjamin Obler
6 min readMay 16

Fiction writers, celebrate your success and accept the failures.

A resistor with a story to tell.

What you see here is a transformer. It’s made to convert electrical current — in this case, from 120 volts to 24 volts. I can’t explain how it works; I only what it does and that I needed one. Well — apparently I needed one.

I mean, I thought I did. I thought I would put it to use cleverly, solve my problem…

Benjamin Obler

Instructor at @GothamWriters, NYC. Ed.-in-Chief of, where fiction is the focus and inspiration is the goal. #Javascotia @PenguinBooks