Thursday, May 15, 2008

Short Story.

A few weeks ago
I sat in Town Hall
and was interviewed
in regards to a speech writing position.

I see you have Hemingway listed under your interests,
the Council Woman said.

Yes ma'am,
I said.

Hemingway is over rated,
she replied.
He was a masculine pig
who treated women with contempt.
And his writing?
His writing is unstudied and
unsophisticated. Disingenuous,
affected and naive.

I laughed.
I mean, I really laughed.

Well ma'am,
I can see why you two
would never have got along.
You just used a half dozen adjectives
to describe something simple.

Kind of funny,
don't you think?

I didn't get the job.

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