Monday, March 19, 2007

only the lonely

I saw my agent while I was in London last week. ‘We’re really pleased Rilly’ he said, ‘the book's coming along nicely’. He peered down at the manuscript, reading a witty neologism here, a poignant paragraph there. ‘They haven’t made the final decision which department to give you to for marketing purposes, Chick-Lit, or Wrist-Slit-Lit, but I know they really want to do something with this…’ I noticed his attention drift away from me as he began to read a particularly wistful and moving description of when the range rover drove through a puddle and got slighty muddy. Tears welled up in his eyes and began rolling down his cheeks. He was soon weeping uncontrollably. ‘Is my writing really that emotional?' I asked. He shook his head. 'I’m Sorry Rilly, this just makes me realise how much I miss wife in the north, I wish she’d come back from holiday, reading her stuff’s the only pleasure I have in life these days’. I rummaged in my handbag and put every tissue I possessed on the desk.' I know dear' I consoled him, 'we all miss her' and, hoping that Wifey would be back soon for all our sakes, slipped out of the office to leave the poor man alone with his grief. I hope his lonely tears didn't cause the ink to run too much on my book manuscript. That was the only copy.

6 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

Oh Rilly, that's rilly, rilly sad ...

rilly super said...

I know dear, sob. You're a rock mutterings & meanderings you know, what would I do without you..

Cathy said...

It's a good job we have you to keep us ging until Wifey gets back, Rilly! Hope you are not missing Islington toooo much....

rilly super said...

thanks ever so for dropping by cathy. I do miss home ever so much I'm afraid, it's grim up north you know, only wifey understands how grim, you can't imagine...

andy said...

Ruddy hell Rilly! I think I have a tear in my duct.

rilly super said...

oh andy, I'm touched that you're touched, sigh