It’s the day after April Fool’s Day and I hate practical jokes, so let’s just stick with the fools we all can be.
Dorothy Parker is famous for her witty verse, her funny/heartbreaking fiction, and her tragic life. When I decided to become a writer twenty years ago, I wanted to be thought of as the love child of Georgette Heyer and Dorothy Parker. I aim high. You want a great, funny short story about a woman whose life will make you cry? Read “Just A Little One.” (“Now Edith looks like something that would eat her young . . .”) Yes, I know this is a poetry post. The way that woman wrote short stories, they were poetry.
Of course she also wrote this beauty:
Men don’t make passes
At girls who wear glasses.
Actually, just glom all her stuff. She was great.