This story made me laugh! Oh, I really enjoyed reading this piece, Ria. Thank you for sharing it.
Author's Response: Well, the silly muse escaped and went capering over the page naked (except for her clown wig and swim flippers). I'm glad if it entertains other people besides myself.
Ah! you've caught me at last! *sheepish grin* LOL! I have misused commas beyond count and I hardly edit my work as far as punctuation goes. So was this inspired by my horrible grammar track record? (because really, I know how bad it is sometimes.) ;P
Great work! Keep it up!
Author's Response: Well, everyone makes mistakes (and perhaps the electronic form encourages us to publish before we polish -- I like what your story has to say about the lure of reviews), but my story was not aimed at you. Instead, I was reading your story rather late at night and began to think about what other sorts of punishments that bad authors might earn.
LOL! If there is one thing that gets my goat it's a lack of respect for grammar and punctuation.
Author's Response: Yes. I sometimes fantasize about going on a graffiti spree to eliminate misused quotation marks and apostrophes on city signage. Of course -- sigh -- it's all too easy for me to make the mistakes.