Noble Pen Meeting
February 3rd, 2011
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs, a very endearing sight, I’m sure you’ll agree. And even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged onto a half submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters, who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature’s wonders, gentlemen. Mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that is when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe.
— The Patrician, from Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals
Nick, along with P Diddy, Kim Porter, and Rodney King is being sued for $1 trillion. They have been accused a stealing a poker chip worth $100 billion and causing the destruction of the World Trade Center.
NPR has a story about writing great sentences.
The Future is Now. Kindle books are now outselling paperbacks at Amazon. And some more proof that we are living in the future: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35r4m_the-future-is-now-1955_tech
Keep Writing, Penites.