I know some people don’t like epistolary pieces, but I almost always do. This is a series of emails from a novelist on a deadline who’s moved to a new apartment with his wife, a college professor, and they need a recycling bin. I read it over two days because, after I’d checked my email for rejections (one) and acceptances (zero), it was quite late.
I wish it didn’t have a tiny mention of suicide near the end, but it’s the fictional piece within the piece and I can chalk it up to the fictional novelist’s process.
Ben Sandman’s Maintenance Requests is hilarious, and writing funny stuff is incredibly hard. Check it out here: