On WritingPosted: March 16, 2010
This showed up in my campus mailbox the other day and I thought it was funny.
A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell. She decided to check out each place first. As she descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks 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 of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.
“Wait a minuete,” said the writer. “This is just as bad as hell!”
“Oh no, it’s not,” replied her guide. “Here, your work gets published.”