I’m working on a story with a flying pig hero. Okay, not exactly, but I’m being mysterious and my hero is something….odd…and he might as well be a flying pig.
So I contact my editor and say, “How do you feel about a story with a flying pig hero?”
Silence for a beat.
“Okay. Umm. I don’t know. Are you actually working on a flying pig story?”
“Yes. Yes, I am. Have you ever done a flying pig story?”
“No. No, we haven’t.”
“Would you consider a flying pig story?”
“Ummm……” Later. “I checked with the other editors. We’ve never done a flying pig story, but we’re not against it.”
“Okay. Well, since you didn’t faint dead over, I’m going to do a flying pig story. I CAN MAKE THE FLYING PIG SEXY. YOU KNOW I CAN.”
“I know you can. I just can’t imagine how, but I know you can.”
Gotta love an editor like that. :heart:
(And does that cutout from the Daily Photo in my sidebar look like something dirty or what? You can’t resist clicking on it, CAN YOU?)