"There is, we know, a tragic reason why we cannot make you quake with fear. The stories we once belonged to have been lost. Just as you do not know who we are, where we came from or where we are going, you don't even know which part of which story we fit into, and that is even worse. After passing through so many misadventures and catastrophes, after walking such great distances, it is almost as if we too have forgotten our stories, forgotten who we are."
Orhan Pamuk has previously written from the perspective of a corpse thrown down a well; a dog; a tree; the color red. In "You Should Fear Us" he imagines what the characters in a drawing made by Muhammad of the Black Pen would have to say. View the drawing, read the story. (Guardian)