At least my last month in daily journalism won’t be boring.
On the Patreon:
• A short story titled “Dead Heat,” for patrons at $10 or more.
• Blog post: “Goal No. 1 – Unlocked,” for patrons only.
• A short story titled “Sisyphus,” one of my golden oldies, open to all.
• A personal essay on “Life After News,” open to all.
I also posted this essay on meeting a group of Chinese journalists.
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In the news:
Also, a public statement as president of the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists regarding Lindenwood University’s decision to stop printing its student magazine after controversial (and award-winning) stories.
And finally… I was not permitted to use puns in this story. I think the loss of income going freelance will be worth it simply to be allowed to pun in public.
ME: Am I allowed to say he got stuck with the bill?
ME: Sigh. Someday I’m gonna quack you up.
ME: Look, Leader Pub’s lead is, “One Six Flags patron apparently thought it was duck season.”
EDITOR 2: Are you sure it’s not wabbit season?
EDITOR: I’m about to declare a time-out.
ME: I’m not allowed to use puns. See? No puns in my story, and it is physically painful.
EDITOR 3: Since you’re leaving, does that make you a … lame duck?
ME: *points* How come he gets away with that and I can’t make a single pun??
EDITOR: I gave him the side-eye glare.