12/18/09

Wise Women Friday: Joan Didion

Words of wisdom from American writer Joan Didion:

There is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

The annual visit to a department store Santa C...Image via Wikipedia


Today, I sell out an old dear friend, someone I believed in for a very long time, one might say an embarrassingly long time, but who, for personal gain, I am now throwing under the bus. Today, I sell out Santa Claus. Click here to find out how.

And while you are there, click here to read my short story "Sweet Revenge," which is up for this site's story of the year. Finalists are based on number of unique views, so no need to re-read it if you have already.

17 comments:

Joanne said...

I'm headed over to your Santa piece, and best wishes on Sweet Revenge!

Desiree said...

Heh, heh, heh.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Joan Didion and I are cut from similar cloth. Both prone to cynicism and ,a href="http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/811">magical thinking,/a>

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

again.....(hate that)

magical thinking

Olga said...

Dear Santa---so, so funny! I had to press the link to Facebook button.

inkywasfat said...

Oh, my. My husband thinks I've officially gone insane over here, laughing and cackling to myself. Santa story - Too funny.

I've asked peoples through Facebook to check out your story. I have done this on 2 separate occasions. I hope you win.

Margaret said...

Thanks, guys. Merry Christmas.

Lynne said...

I have not laughed so hard in ages!!!! Thanks for the gift!

Petrea said...

Margaret, your brain is a delightful place.

Daisy said...

I woke up this morning wondering who would be featured on W.W.F.! I don't know what to make of that! :-)

Thanks for another great story Margaret. My funny bone is shaking with laughter.

Rois said...

Loved both of them.
Today the talented and gifted son was spot on here.

BTW: I no longer need that goddess to deal with an unruly social studies teacher.Today I was my own personal goddess and won!
Merry Merry to you and yours.

gaelikaa said...

Going over to check it out...

Shell Sherree said...

Margaret, you always cheer me up, even when I don't need cheering up!

Italo said...

I will check right now.

Italo said...

Buahahhahahahhahahahahahah! Perfect!

Cafe Observer said...

"Writers are always selling somebody out!"

That's been berry true 4 you, MF: You've always been selling out the bakeries.

That reminds me--I have some cream puffs I gotta take outta hibernation to ck their taste. Gotta run!

... daisy... said...

I clicked and read it! ;-)
Good luck!