Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Assssistant faints dead away

the idea of Maud's post about the Harry Crews recipe below makes even a 12 foot long, rather fierce, literary assistant slither behind the bookcase.





Maude, you have MUCH to answer for...once she's recovered herself enough to email you!

But lo, what nefarious plot through yonder window breaks! Hark, her associates plan some sort of March On Maude .. tar and Feathers, not yet determined (they're having a hard time rounding up enough cash for a cab to the Ye Olde 24 Hour Mob Accessories Shoppe...but the night is yet young)


10 comments:

BJ said...

Now, Maude's posting is just thoughtless and inconsiderate. Doesn't she know there are thousands of snakes on the internet at any given time? Poor things. I'll bet they have grounds for a class action suit here.

Maud Newton said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry. Definitely don't read Crews' books! (I've added a disclaimer.)

BJ said...

Well, that might save you from the class action suit...

(I have to say, I *love* your disclaimer!)

BJ said...

LOL!

BTW, if you can't find tar, molasses works just fine.

Just_Me said...

Maude,

I have a good recipe for octopus too in case the feast shows up at your house.

;o)

James Buchanan said...

There is a recent issue of the Georgia Review that has an excellent piece on Harry Crews and then includes a piece by him that was really great. He is an interesting writer if nothing else, which is something I greatly respect as so much writing can be simply for the sake of writing and doesn't really provide insight, entertain or tell a larger truth.

James Buchanan
www.orchardwriting.com

Anne-Marie said...

Here's some more work avoidance:

http://genderanalyzer.com/

You'll be happy to know, Janet, that you're 98% female!

BJ said...

And 100% woman!

NoSurfGirl said...

Just discovered your blog because you left a comment on mine...

Love, love love. There need to be more of you literary agents on the net, venting about the things that tick you off! Tell all your literary agent friends. Please. ;)

BJ said...

I'm thinking Janet must have followed her own advice and got back to work. Either that, or the mob scene was so brutal she wound up in court trying to free the octopus and snake (and probably others) from the local animal shelter...