Cheating Hurt by Infidelity
Betrayal Wayward Donations lying
Welcome

Forums

Guidelines

Find a Local Counselor

The Healing Library

Media

Contact Us
lies
cover
In Association with Amazon.com
Support
Infidelity -
-

SurvivingInfidelity.com Forum Archives

like us on facebook
You are not logged in. Login here or register.
[Register]
Newest Member: asherssoul (45716)

User Topic: Have to share: my dad's "wanting to be a writer" files...
FaithFool
♀ 20150
Member # 20150
Funny  Posted: 12:42 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I mentioned in another thread that my sister brought over a box of my dad's files (he died in 1977 after running off with wife #2).

Not to make fun of him when he's not around to defend himself, but I've been finding some real gems in there, and this one is HILARIOUS!

It's an attempt at steamy fiction and is attached to a rejection note from the editors of Esquire:

"Jack was dead now, and I was lying in a hotel room, my thoughts, like crazed ferrets in a lightless labyrinth, distraughtly scurrying up one dead end after another, gathering only forgotten grains of remorse to add to the grotesque load that prostrated me."

In another letter he's complaining to a record company. Dad was a huge audiophile, we always had a really good Hi Fi (component system, none of that console shit for him), and he ordered his vinyl from a specialty shop by mail order.

He got a recording one day that he was really unhappy with and so of course he had to complain about the fact that the pressing was MISSING THE OPENING BAR OF THE CONCERTO.

The record company rep apologized profusely but after sending him two replacement copies with the same flaw, it was obvious that there was nothing to be done until a new pressing could be issued, which they weren't going to do (obviously) just to make my dad happy.

And I always thought he was a dick for ALWAYS sending stuff back at restaurants.... nothing was ever good enough for him, including us apparently.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:49 PM, June 28th (Friday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17689 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
unfound
♀ 12802
Member # 12802
Default  Posted: 12:56 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

, like crazed ferrets in a lightless labyrinth

best. description. EVAH.

resubmit to esquire. please.


ka-mai
*******************
From time to time, I do consider that I might be mad. Like any self-respecting lunatic, however, I am always quick to dismiss any doubts about my sanity. DK

Posts: 14866 | Registered: Nov 2006 | From: mercury's underboob
Sad in AZ
♀ 24239
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OMG; I should not be reading this at work. I choked on

my thoughts, like crazed ferrets in a lightless labyrinth, distraughtly scurrying up one dead end after another


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20433 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Sad in AZ
♀ 24239
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

By the way, I'm stealing this; so sue me!


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20433 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
FaithFool
♀ 20150
Member # 20150
Default  Posted: 1:00 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OK, but I want a cut of the royalties...


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17689 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Lyonesse
♀ 32943
Member # 32943
Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, June 28th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Excellent! I, for one, would like to hear more from your dad's work.

If Esquire doesn't bite, you could submit it to The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest:

Where “WWW” means “Wretched Writers Welcome”

http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/



Me: BS, 40's.

Posts: 1797 | Registered: Jul 2011 | From: West Coast
aesir
♂ 17210
Member # 17210
Default  Posted: 12:52 AM, June 30th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've read worse, by some highly acclaimed poet laureates even.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


Posts: 14924 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: Winnipeg
FaithFool
♀ 20150
Member # 20150
Default  Posted: 1:10 AM, June 30th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17689 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Topic Posts: 8

Return to Forum This Topic is Archived
adultry
madness  
© 2002 - 2014 SurvivingInfidelity.com. All Rights Reserved.