It's not very nice at all, and it's not remotely fair. But it's true. Two persons have roughy the same idea. One puts it down in crisp, vivid prose. The other, with the same thought in mind, sinks it in a stew of mushy, colorless language and stumble-bum syntax. Oh, sure, the idea may still be there, vaguely, but a reader's desire to read any further is not. It's gone. Poof!
It's a cruel truth, but . . .
Do animals talk?
Hits from the Morgue
(Unpublished (or unpublishable)
Gimme Shelter (2007)