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A Letter From Your Editor

<  Great Great Uncle Charlie

by JP Reese Next Time You'll Pay Me  >

Dear John:


I am a comma junkie,,,,,

an exclamation freak!!!!

The semicolon gives me shakes;

italics make me weak.


Asleep I dream of ampersands

& hyphens, wall-to-wall.

Parenthesis (at my command!)

Ellipsis . . . says it all.


I view bold moves with admiration:

colons, asterisks*, CAPITALIZATION.


In closing, no advice will serve;

--can’t tweak your nouns, improve your verbs:

In fact your work is old; it's tired.

Avaunt, my dear. Be gone!

You’re fired.



published 28 January 2012