Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yeah, I Wrote This

Published in The Chick Lit Review May/June 2009, a site that is unfortunately going offline in October.  I won't take it personally.

The gray fabric wall loomed up between them as it always did.  Gray and suffocating without the slightest intention of turning into an escape route to the outside world or at least some sort of screen where she could maybe watch some television.  The Price is Right would be nice.  It was about 11:00 a.m. and there would be a fresh new set of contestants who had the day off from work, or were unemployed, or were just plain lucky to be there, ready to bid on canned vegetables and fabric softener, and not stuck in here.  Here being an office on the 13th floor of a building in a city whose name does not particularly matter.  The name of the company does not particularly matter either as they are all very generic, with their cubicle walls that loom and refuse to turn into televisions or escape routes.  From within a cubicle Bridget Baxter-McSweeney tipped an entire cardboard box of paper clips into her hand, stood up, and poured them over the wall.  Click here to read the rest while you still can...


  1. Okay, you should be an author. Seriously. You're funny, you're creative, you have a gift for putting words together to create images and ideas. and you're very well-read!
    Please write a book. It could be kind of like Nanny Diaries. You'd get rich and famous, and then you would need your own secretary, and I know a retiring teacher who would take the job!

  2. Thank you! I have a silly kids book I self-published over in my sidebar called Coffee Breath. I don't know if you saw my Tweet the other day, but the only person who ever bought it was my mom :) I also got up at 5:30 a.m. for about a year and worked on a novel...finished it...then decided it was no good, put it away, and stopped writing. I started this blog up as an easy way to get back into it.

    Haha, I have a co-worker who also wants to be my secretary when I get rich & famous, so you may have to interview for it :)