Sunday, May 20, 2012
Now You've Done It
Your family and friends were right.
You write about your writing too much.
You spend so much time Facebook spamming the rest of the world about your writing that you missed the call.
No one who works for the government ever answers their phone, so they called you.
They were looking for the insurance carrier that would take care of the damages caused to their saucer by our planet's unmanned spacecraft. Space is a dangerous place and everybody is supposed to have insurance. It wasn't their fault that our space probe didn't have enough brains to recognize an intergalactic stop sign. And now someone has to pay for the replacement dilithium crystals. So they called you.
But you were so busy writing about your writing on Facebook.that you missed their last peace offering. They are a peaceful race from a peaceful planet and like to resolve things peacefully. But, as the designated Earth representative, you were writing about your writing and didn't answer your phone.
What's an alien race with a grudge to do?
Maybe you should take a breather from writing about your writing long enough to realize that the planet's in danger without you.
Or maybe just pay attention to your family and friends.
It's summer, don't you know?
Put away you laptop and your electronic friends and engage in life. Writers who don't live life to the fullest have no business telling stories to the rest of us.
Besides, we're all still dodging alien death rays because you wouldn't take the call from the planet Regula.