If that picture doesn’t make you at least consider going to see Reds, I think there’s something wrong with you.
Today, I have a quote for you from The Guermantes Way written by Marcel Proust in 1920. In it the main character describes using a telephone:
“The telephone was not so commonly used then as it is today. And yet habit is so quick to demystify the sacred forces with which we are in contact that because I was not connected immediately, my only reaction was to see it as all very time-consuming and to be on the point of lodging a complaint: like everybody nowadays, I found it too slow for my liking…”
It brought to mind every time I’ve heard someone brag about their new computer or cell phone or whatever…and then two weeks later they start complaining about how the damned thing just doesn’t work right.
The “Clash of the Geeks” ebook was released today. It features stories written by many professional Sci Fi and Fantasy writers along with one written by me.
How did I get involved? Well back in June, John Scalzi announced a writing contest on his blog. People were invited to submit stories based upon the picture that you see above to explain just what the hell was going on.
My story was one of two chosen for the ebook. (The other winner was a story written by Bernadette Durbin, and it’s awesome. Trust me.)
The ebook is technically free to download, but it’s strongly suggested that you make a donation. (And I’d be very disappointed if you didn’t.) The proceeds go to benefit the Lupus Alliance of America, so if you can afford to donate something, please do.
You can get it here.
What do I have for you today? Only the best story I’ve ever written.
It’s a story about following you dreams…
It’s a story of triumph and tragedy…
It’s under 40 words long…
And it comes with a picture!