Saturday, December 31, 2005
David Terrenoire R.I.P.
I heard a story on NPR yesterday about obituaries written by the departed's family. Being writers, we certainly don't want to leave our obits in the hands of amateurs who would focus on trivialities like surviving family members. I mean, who is this about, anyway?
So your end of the year assignment is:
Write your own obit in 50 words or less. Non-fiction writers must stick to the facts. The rest of us can do what we always do and make shit up. Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2006.
This is mine:
David was a convivial drinker who quit once but didn't see the point. He was a writer of fiction and his books have entertained dozens of readers. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Blue Bayou Blues Club to pay for Another Round.