December 7th, 2005

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West New South Oldtown Update and General Scroogery

Well, I read what I have today and gave it some minor tweaks. It's still hovering at about 19,000 words, in which pretty much nothing happens. Still, it's not as awful as I feared. I need to do something to get myself writing again, so I've decided to give beta readership a shot. Anyone interested in taking a crack at it, reply here. If I don't have your e-mail, I'll need it.

I had to go to the grocery store today. Fortunately, they were not playing Christmas Muzak (just about the only thing worse than Christmas carols), but there was one of those foul Salvation Army guys at the entrance. You know, the ones with that horrible bell? I have this recurring fantasy in which I am very, very rich, and ask the guy how much they typically make from ringing the bell each year. After he tells me, I write him a check for that plus change, and date it for Jan. 5. I hand it to him, and tell him that if I see a Salvation Army guy back there again, I cancel payment.

I have another recurring fantasy in which I beat one of those guys to death with his own bell.
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