July 24, 2012
Can you top this?
In order to prove to the people here that they’re not the only ones who can be “creative,” us marketing folks wove together the following story using titles from 12 new stories from some of our favorite contemporary writers (including Neil Gaiman, Etgar Keret, Aimee Bender and others), now available for download in the Shop.
“The Thing about Cassandra” is when you put her with a “Blue Bearded Lover,” they are “Adults Alone.” But then “Drunken Mimi” stumbles in and calls Cassandra a “Fatso” and all hell breaks loose. Luckily, “Sir Henry,” his face turning a deep shade of “Red,” distracts everyone by telling “The Hector Quesadilla Story” and suddenly “Good Living” is the name of the game. They all realize that “The Writer in the Family” is like “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” (which is either a great metaphor for something or makes no sense), causing someone to exclaim “It’s 6am. Do You Know Where you Are?”
Pretty creative, huh? Well, you’d be shocked by the very negative and petty responses we got, which ranged from “This is awful, it makes no sense whatsoever,” to “What are we paying these people for?” Talk about jealous. Anyway, we urge you to come to our rescue here and see if you can come up with something better. Go to our Facebook page and post your best ideas.
Some Contemporary Writers – 12 New Stories from Selected Shorts. Just $12, but only for a limited time! Click HERE to buy.
The Thing About Cassandra, Neil Gaiman
Adults Alone, AM Homes
Blue Bearded Lover, Joyce Carol Oates
Drunken Mimi, Aimee Bender
Fatso, Etgar Keret
Good Living, Aleksandar Hemon
The Hector Quesadillia Story, T.C. Boyle
Silent Snow, Secret Snow, Conrad Aiken
Sir Henry, Lydia Millet
Red, Maile Meloy
The Writer in the Family, E.L. Doctorow
It’s 6am. Do You Know Where You Are? Jay MacInerney