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16 September 2016 @ 08:03 pm
you can't take that stuff to canada  
so sort of, um,
i might have an opportunity to do a week-long residency deal
next spring
and the um
yeah. like,
the workshop leader?
the writing god incarnate i might be able to get workshopped by?

maragret.fucking.atwood.

that's if i didn't mess up my chances.
and if i can scrape together the cash.
we'll be crowd funding, by the way, if this comes together: ask me how.
but while i'm waiting to hear back if i got in.

j: i sent the wrong writing sample.
b: why are you so convinced
j: i know it. i shouldn't have sent that thing.
b: why are you beating yourself up about this?
j: i shouldn't even have typed it out.
b: i'm sure it
j: actions have consequences, benjamin.
b: no, because
j: maragret atwood is going to think i'm a perverted maniac.
b: judy.
j: what am i saying? she isn't even going to see it unless i get accepted to this thing. which now seems unlikely. so maybe i don't have to
b: judy!
j: what?
b: do i need to take you into the study and read you passages from...
j [laughs]
b: ....any of her books?
j: ....everybody in canada except maragret atwood is going to think i'm a perverted maniac.
b: i really don't think you have to worry about everybody in canada reading it.
j: there are xerox machines in canada, ben. a copy will work its way back to maragret atwood eventually. and when it does
b: yes. yes, judy, they are going to distribute mimeographs of this writing sample at every point of entry along the canadian border
j: exactly. next to my picture.
b: with a big red "no" slashed through it.
j: that's all i'm saying. and it will be a priority to give a copy of it to maragret atwood, because she's a national treasure who needs to be protected from perverted maniacs like me. so she will read it, and when she does, she's just gonna be, what is this chick smoking.
b: well.
j: i vaporize.
b: sometimes i don't know that it's such a good idea to leave you unsupervised with this brain of yours.
j: FINALLY. SOMEBODY WHO UNDERSTANDS.
 
 
music: lovesliescrushing - ckaif
 
 
 
[redacted]: Readingelsewhereangel on September 16th, 2016 09:47 pm (UTC)
Mags Atwood lives herself a good pervert, so you are going to be just fine.

Xoxo.
selva oscura: [rollins] iron roseanonymousblack on September 17th, 2016 02:50 am (UTC)
pretty much she's the one who taught me to write like that. her and library swap rack smut.
[redacted]elsewhereangel on September 26th, 2016 11:42 am (UTC)
My phone always thinks I'm saying Lives and He'll instead of loves and hell. It is NEVER correct in these choices. Sorry about the garbled comment!
justapostcardjustapostcard on September 16th, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC)
hope hope you get it!
selva oscura: [cats tarot] lovecatsanonymousblack on September 17th, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
thank you! aaaaaagggggggghhhhh SO EXCITED!!! SO IMPATIENT!!