Writing Life #1

It has been a rough week– we lost Libby’s father Ken (see “Ken Adam” below) and a good friend, Bill Smiley, this week, so blogging has taken a back seat. But we are home now and things are returning to as close to normal as they ever get here at Casa Querencia.

In that spirit: first, Annie Davidson sends word that the results on this year’s Bulwer-Lytton contest– the one in which writers attempt to construct first sentences of imaginary novels at least as bad as those of the legendary author of The Last Days of Pompeii– “It was a dark and stormy night”– are up. She also sent this relevant entry separately:

“Inside his cardboard box, Greg heated a dented can of Spaghetti-O’s over a small fire made from discarded newspapers, then cracked open his last can of shoplifted generic beer to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his embarkation on a career as a freelance writer”.

(Lawrence Person,
Austin, TX)

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