|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
From the Slushpile...
With March Madness in the air, it seems like time to pull out another bit posted on the ex-Yahoo Voices site...
Mad Cows and Englishmen
If it isn't one health threat, it's another. I mean, really, Mad Cow Disease? Swine Flu? Bird Flu? What's next Snotty Sheep Syndrome? It wasn't something I gave much thought about until what happened the other day. I was reading "Alice In Wonderland" to my children for the first time. (We had just returned from Disneyworld and I wanted to put the Spinning Teacups in perspective for them.) I had gotten a copy from the library. It was a very old copy in so-so condition, but it was the last one they had. Anyway, when I got to chapter seven and the tea party, a packet of folded note paper, yellowed with age, dropped out. It was the original draft to the tea party in Lewis Carroll's own handwriting:
Freelance writer, still hacking away.