I got an email from a friend the other day who took the time to search out and read the short stories section of this blog for the first time and was delighted to give me her opinion… which was mostly positive, a little helpful, and quite kind.
Until she got to the part where she said… “So you’re writing full time these days? How exciting! And are you drinking a lot, too?”
This was meant as a joke. I knew that immediately, but I also knew immediately that someone, somewhere would be upset if they read that remark, thinking we were making light of alcohol abuse.
And at that moment I knew: I am as PC as they come, baby. The indoctrination has been completed.