Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yes, I Get Paid for This

A short, one act play, combining several different real conversations I had today.

Interlocutor: "So, what did you do today?"
Me: "I wrote a difficult bit for the book I'm working on."
Int: "What's it about?"
Me: "The book, or the bit I did today?"
Int: "The book."
Me: "Popular medievalism and medieval literature."
Int: "Huh, sounds interesting. What was the bit you wrote today?"
Me: "It started with Gilgamesh, worked through Arthuriana and Viking sagas, and ended with ... um, something more recent."
Int: "Like what?"
Me: "Um..."
Int: "???"
Me: "... an analysis of the Dukes of Hazzard as Dionysian popular medievalism."
Int: "Uh, really?"
Me: "Believe it or not, it all ties together."
Int: "Uh huh."


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Since someone got paid a lot more for actually writing The Dukes of Hazzard, I'd say you're fine.