For people who have Mums – well, does your Ma think of you as (a) a sensitive and intelligent creature, a weaver of tales, a creator of magic worlds, an astute observer of the human condition, a dream maker and imaginative sprinkler of fairy dust on the monotony of everyday routine?
Or (b) a big, ponderous lummox she had to carry around for nine months and whose uninspiring mush she still has to gaze on from time to time when she’s too slow to get out of the way?
If you’d rather (a) than (b), get a publishing history and send your fiction effort to http://writingshortfiction.org ‘s new Debut Fiction section.
For people who are Mums – well, what are you to them? (a) Someone who regularly renders their toxic undies wearable again in polite society? Someone who makes interesting jam or is consistently congratulated on her custard? Someone who keeps a store of incriminating photos of your naked self gurgling around on a rug to bring out whenever you take a prospective soul mate home for tea?
Or (b), a literate and perceptive woman who can cast fictional spells to intrigue the most demanding readers and critics? A lady of words able to shut any mostly male dinner party the eff up with the sheer range and perspicacity of her philosophical observations?
If you’d rather (b) than (a), make a start by sending your first literary fiction efforts to http://writingshortfiction.org ‘s new Debut Fiction section?
For people who want to be Mums and who are female – well, would you rather, (a) go through some long and sweaty business with a hairy male who you may never see again, carry a huge and rapidly growing presence inside you for nine months and then have it extracted from you by more hairy males while they stand around looking superior,
Or (b), conceive and create your own new literary babe and send it to http://writingshortfiction.org ‘s new Debut Fiction section?
For people who want to be Mums and who are male – as you are more or less biologically snookered in this respect, there are two courses of action open to you: (a) get therapy, or
(b) conceive and create your own new literary Maserati and send it to http://writingshortfiction.org ‘s new Debut Fiction section.
H. M. D. to all!