Writers conferences and the like

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Oct 2 19:25:27 EDT 2003


On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 10:44:17PM +0100, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

>I'm still resenting stories from childhood that ended with words to the
>effect "and then s/he woke up and it had all been a dream" (Masefield's
>*Box of Delights* particularly), not to mention the wizard kindly taking
>away everyone's memories of what had happened so that they wouldn't be
>upset by it in later life -- I always wanted to know how, in that case,
>anyone had known the story to write it down.

The fatal flaw in _Hounds of the Morrigan_, for me. But I still love it
for the villains who try to get the hero to come a cropper by putting up
signs like:

                     THIS IS A VERY SAFE ROAD
             A BOY CAN CYCLE ALONG IT WITH HIS EYES SHUT
                          TRY IT TODAY!

Roger
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