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Should'a Stayed a Writer
By Odin Roark
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Last edited: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.
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An old short-short story written on a napkin during a New Year's Eve ball-dropping countdown. Ah, the "other life" we thought we longed for.

"So, why'd you pick this life?"

"Bein' a writer was a bitch."

"Worse than this?"

"Wasn't bad ‘til I got caught."

"Well, your next life's comin' up, pal.  That red head's been eyein' you for ten minutes."

"New Year's Eve.  You'd think Gladstone's could afford a bigger lobster tank to make it fair for us, eh?"

"Nothin' fair in Hollywood."

"Myrtle, never gets picked?  What's her secret?"

"Over forty, fool.  Body's gone and those eyes.   Not black left."




"She's alive, ain't she?"

"Damn.  Red head's movin' our way."

"Boyfriend too."

"Pointin' at us"

"Happy New Year!"

"What're you, sick?"


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Reviewed by Carolyn Dye
once again love it!!!!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Don't they say thats hollywood.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Must've been something he wrote. I sense a fight coming. My girlfriend and I were hosting my divorced twin brother at a local club that was lavishly decorated but nearly deserted on New Year's Eve. A young Hispanic couple at a nearby table were having some kind of disagreement. At midnight, she jumped up and gave my brother a big kiss. No fight ensued.


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