Silly Things We Authors Do When We Get Punchy

I’m interrupting Flash Fiction Tuesday to share a very funny email conversation.

“Shelly” had contacted my through email to ask me a question about beta readers.  Of course, I helped her out.  Afterwards, until the wee hours of the night, we went back and forth in this silly fantasy conversation.

This is a prime example of the creativity of writers gone awry… and how silly you can get when you stay up to late.

Thank you, Shelly, for giving me permission to post this.

Now remember, this whole conversation happened through email.  After I helped Shelly, I mentioned I wished I had more time to do research.  Her answer was…

Shelly: May the Faeries of Figgy Newton grant that wish … (((((((poof)))))))))))

Jennifer: Wait! I just turned into a newt!  Very hard to type with these little fingers!

Shelly:  Oh my, that wasn’t supposed to happen! Let me find a transfiguration spell to fix it real quick …. now where did I put my damn spell book …

Jennifer:  Ribbit. Yikes. I’m in trouble.

Shelly:  Time to break out the big guns then. Prepare yourself, this ain’t going to be pretty …

Jennifer:  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Shelly:  The smoke clears, and I can see your startled face, eyes, and your hair is sticking straight out, but still there, just a tad burnt, and you are no longer green, which is good, but you are now purple.

Drat! Back to the drawing board.

Jennifer:  I feel like a grape. On that happy note, I’m going to bed.  Fix me in the morning?

The next morning: 

Shelly: Did you squeeze yourself and have Grape Juice this morning?

Jennifer:  That’s why I look so thin today. 🙂

Shelly:  Well, then my magic worked! Sort of 😛

Aren’t authors just great fun?  Thanks for the giggle, Shelly!


17 responses to “Silly Things We Authors Do When We Get Punchy

  1. Heh, so cute.
    A little humour is good for the soul, even late at night.

  2. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Shelley Szajner

    Let’s do it again sometime—it was jolly good fun (((((((poof)))))))))

  4. I once had a conversation like that about Douglas Adams … it went on for hours!

  5. Way funny! Thanks for the morning chuckle.

  6. hehehe…only authors could have a back and fourth like that. We have awesome imaginations! 🙂

  7. hahaha! nice!

  8. Okay, that’s awesome. 😀