Commentary regarding satanic kittens

You have a real talent at taking some initial line or idea and turning it on its head in unexpected and delightful ways.

This is the postscript on the commentary provided by my writing professor regarding our third assignment.  It was a specific assignment: two people engage each other, one wants something from the other that the other doesn’t want to give, and the other must also have something going on in the back of their mind unrelated to current events.  So, of course I wrote about a kitten adoption event hosted by the Toledo Unified Church of Satan.  I mean, how could I not?

I’m getting really good at squeezing off two-to-three page joke short stories now.  I finished the current assignment in under three hours: a short about a dude who murders his neighbor and is late to bar trivia.  This week, though: this week I’m going to sit down and do it.  I’m going to write the beginning to that novel.  I need up to 25 pages (6250 words) by mid-April.  Not quite Canellian pace, but respectable, I think.

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  1. Luigus

    Canellian has a beautiful ring to it. Right in line with Orwellian.

    So whichever one of us gets published first, we have to get the other into the game. Deal? (Even though I’m pretty sure this is how friendships end forever.)

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    1. dasfuller (Post author)

      Whomever of us gets a literary agent first, we have to get it in our contract to have the agent at least review the other’s manuscripts. How’s that? (Sadly, googling “Thomas Pynchon’s Literary Agent” has not been a profitable expenditure of time.)

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