I'm not the gentlest editor. I edited drafts all weekend and I wasn't too cheery in some of my comments. I got especially impatient with 2 sixers who are writing a play about a slave ship rebellion. They've read about Amistad and other rebellions so they have some background info. But they're obviously missing the big picture. In their play, a kidnapped African character has smuggled a rock onto a slave ship. His friend wants the rock to break free of his chains. The rock hiding character agrees to hand it over with these words, "Well, okay, but don't mess it up. It's part of my rock collection." I write in the margins, "COME ON! Would he really care at this point about his frickin rock collection?" I crossed out frickin after I thought about it for awhile. I'm getting a little burnt out. 2o more days.
Picture of Minijean foto credit: #1 son.