Denounced by the Pope

7 Feb

Every writer has to at one point think about what constitutes success for them, to be published by a certain publisher, have your work praised by certain peers or win a coveted prize.  In my early days of writing I used to idly dream of having my work denounced by the Pope.  I am pretty sure that even the most religious of my readers will agree, and there are a few, that having the Holy See cast me in the shape of sin would do wonders for book sales, as well as assuring my place as a footnote in literary history, and obscure quiz questions.

However, having mellowed as I’ve grown older I’ve also become a little more realistic, and decided that my ambition is no longer to be denounced by God’s representative on earth.  So who do I want to be denounced by now?  Well, it could only be Jan Moir, or indeed the Daily Mail in general.  I find it hard to put into words how much I despise the Daily Mail, mainly because I am locked in a destructive relationship with it, where I feel compelled to read it every day while inside seething with disgust.

So how am I going to achieve this – well, I took the first step this week, by having work accepted to Forest Publications erotic anthology Bed Time Stories:  The Second Coming.  I can just feel I’m slowly turning into a threat to family values.

7 Responses to “Denounced by the Pope”

  1. discoverfineacting February 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Thanks for the laugh, and have fun!

  2. discoverfineacting February 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Thanks for the laugh, and have fun! (Oh, and stop reading that rubbish – or mentioning it by name, at least: the amount of publicity it gets from folk that don’t like it!)

    • alumpinthethroat February 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

      Your right, we do give it too much publicity.

      • Titus February 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm #


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    Denounced by the Pope « A lump in the throat…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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