Thursday, February 23, 2006

Heaven & Hell

A friend of mine from my on-line critique group posted this and I thought it was pretty bang on and thought I'd share:

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.

She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desk in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.

"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."

A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows upon row of writers chained to their desk in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.

"Wait a minute," cried the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"

"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."

4 comments:

Tess said...

ROTFL - I had heard it before, but it definitely bears repeating!

Nikki said...

Ha! I'd never heard it before .... and I have to say, the thorny lashes might at least get me to sit in my chair and write!

Maxx said...

Ha! Excellent

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh wow. Yeah, that's kinda how it is, isn't it? ;-)