What they have that I don’t.

As it happens, I lost that writing contest I complained about yesterday to this guy:

…. is a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Germany who has recently been writing about the Holocaust experience and coming to America…..

To misquote Charlotte York, “I have no hope of winning against someone who brought up….the Holocaust.” I wrote about average, everyday death, y’know, from boring old cancer–not genocide, for cryin’ out loud. Jeez.

I feel a little better.

One thought on “What they have that I don’t.

  1. pixiepine

    I remember that Charlotte York non-quote :)

    I have a hard time with writing rejections too. I put a lot into everything I write, and I still get pretty miffed when I get those big No's.


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