Ode to the Wordsmiths

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
~William Wordsworth

I came across the little story below in my e-mail inbox and thought I’d share. I am so grateful to the storytellers and their courage to put down on paper the breathings of their heart. Cheers to the writers and their recent success with the strike.

A writer dies and goes to Purgatory. St. Peter can’t decide
if he’s been good or bad, so decides to give him a choice.

The writer goes to Hell and his skin is burned by the flames.
He watches as dark demons whip a group of men sitting
in front of typewriters, leaving open wounds on their backs.

St. Peter then takes the writer to Heaven, where–like Hell–his skin
is burned by the flames, and he watches dark demons whipping a group
of men sitting in front of typewriters, leaving open wounds on their backs.

“My God!” the writer exclaims. “This looks just like Hell!”

“Oh, no,” says St. Peter. “Here your work gets published.”

Writers Guild of America

Illustrations ©Greg Spalenka
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