Dead writer’s park

© Dale Rogerson
© Dale Rogerson

100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers

This week’s story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


“She did this just because her novels never got published?”

“That’s the rumor. They say she ceremoniously burned all four hundred and three rejection letters over there by the rocks. Then she threw her chair and typewriter into the lake.”

“What did she expect to accomplish?”

“Who knows. Publicity maybe?”

“Did she get any?”

“Yes, but not the good kind. They arrested her for littering. The story made local and national headlines.”

“Well, she made a statement then, didn’t she? Whatever became of her?”

“She changed her name to I.M. Penningbook and wrote that famous novel Take That!”

***

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18 thoughts on “Dead writer’s park”

  1. Gee, I have a pretty good stack of rejections. Stephen King wrote that he had so many hanging from a nail that it pulled the nail out of the wall. All that changed when Carrie got published.

    Evidently, her perseverance paid off. That and a new pen name. Great story.

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