Let's start with the negative-- The pompous jackasses at the University of Massachusetts have the dubious honor of being the first of the six schools I applied to for an MFA to respond. They turned me down. Apparently, two feature motion pictures, twenty years of publishing, ghost work on script rewrites and almost a decade's worth of teaching writing does not, in their book, qualify one to attend their hoity-toity program. Fuck 'em. Who the hell wants to go to Massachusetts anyway? I just wish they'd give me my seventy bucks back for the application fee and the hours I spent working on that stupid "personal statement." Massachusetts, you are officially on my SHITLIST.
Now, the good news! A literary journal called Fast Forward just sent me notice that they are publishing my flash fiction piece "Presently Tense," which is about a writer who writes fiction in the present tense. Fast Forward is published once a year and their first issue won an award, so it's a nice way to end an otherwise almost completely shitty day.
On a much lighter note, the day actually started OK when I got word from Jimmy Callaway that he had posted my review of the x-rated version of Alice in Wonderland at his exploitation blog, Let's Fuck Everybody. This is an adult-oriented review of an adult-oriented film, so readers beware. In other words, don't let your kids see it!