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Headline Rhymes

Sad is the author who’s written a magnum opus
About the moving spirit of Christmas

Lamb to the slaughter if the kin of Mary and Joseph
Are disapproving; enjoy the literary shit list

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Writing For Quillette Ended My Theater Project

If That’s What It Means to Be a Writer, I Quit

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  1. E. Singleton says

    If you will indulge a mild critique, the fluidity and rhyming might be enhanced by dropping the progressive tense and awkward pseudo-cryptic familial references – “Lamb to the slaughter if the Jews disapprove” – has a nicer ring to it, no? Also, I’m a bit curious and feeling potentially left out, regarding literary masterworks that my kin may have consigned to obscurity without consulting me; perhaps you can list some recent rejections so I can bring them up at our next global meeting.

    • Graham Verdon says

      I think you missed the point. Or I’m missing yours. 😉

  2. Rebekah says

    You want to write?
    Then acolyte
    Against the right
    With all your might
    The holy rite
    Which brings to light
    The true wordwright
    Is to recite.

  3. chris says

    I may not have read the articles that closely but at least it scans..

    Jeremy Corbyn
    and Marxist wamen
    are standing gawpin’
    as British gammon
    are all absorbin’
    the Trumpy canon
    of Victor Orban
    from Steven Bannon.

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