One person on eHarmony wrote a good profile of herself in which she actually gave some scope for an interesting question. Among other things, she said that Raymond Carver was her favourite author.

I sent her a question: what was her favourite RC story?

No reply.

A few days later I tried again (how many RC fans are out there?): maybe she didn’t have one?

No reply.

At that stage I had a conversation with a nice woman (who wasn’t interested but at least was human) about improving my ‘profile’. Any help will do! That gave me an idea.

I went back to the RC fan and wrote: you must be really rude to not even type ‘no thanks’ when a man takes the trouble to write an interesting question.

(I mean, why bother to mention RC if you didn’t want to talk about him?)

Whereupon she wrote: no thanks!

And I wrote to her: mine is Cathedral!



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I had a stroke on July 26th, 2013. I was a screenwriter. Don’t do that anymore. But have found another way to write.

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