Humor for Writers – Writers’ Priorities
By Patricia de Hemricourt
John Storywriter, a now famous thriller writer, is happily sitting at his regular coffee with his usual friends Aurora, a mildly successful romance writer, Vladimir, an upcoming horror writer and Mark, the wannabe writer of the day, as they like to gloat in front of less successful fellow writers.
While sipping coffee, they are heatedly debating crucial issues such as whether to place the comma inside or outside quotes marks.
Screeching brakes interrupt their passionate debate. A speeding car skids to a halt just too late to miss a biker.
The biker is stuck under the car, his leg trapped by the mangled frame of his bike.
Though they are now quiet and gaze in horror at the bleeding biker, their writing mind is speeding faster than the car was, though with less damaging effects.
“If he was a woman, that is how she would meet Mr. Right…” thinks Aurora.
“How could I render the sound of that accident with words to make my readers gnash their teeth?” thinks Vladimir.
“Great scene, I can use it. Who shall I put on the bike, the killer or the sleuth?” thinks John.
“Call 911!” shouts Mark , thus proving he will always remain a wannabe writer…
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