Friday, November 12, 2010

Anything But Pleasing

Guess they wouldn't have guessed in 1907 how popular stories that are "actually repellent" and "deal with the horrible" would become.  Alas, the rejecting editor is always so short-sighted, no matter the era.

7 comments:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hmm, they definitely wouldn't be fans of my stuff then.

583775663636200009 said...

plenty of horrible and repellent stories were written and enjoyed long before the turn of the 20th century. I think this rejection is from the old-timey British equivalent of Ladies' Home Journal.

Writer, Rejected said...

Long live the repellent!

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Long live the repellent, indeed. For how else shall we be guided as to the manner in which we may 'deal with the horrible?'

Great one to share.

Fartboxen said...

Har har! Old lady are not to like "the horrible." Looking at funny line of paper I make laugh. What year are paper write? Everyone must take picture on typewriter and have look like this! Tell your brother.

Anonymous said...

Is it a full moon?

Anonymous said...

can we get a fartboxen guest post?

(ha! word verification is "flair")