Wednesday, April 02, 2008

This is your brain on sugar



So, read this story.  Aren't you glad that such a hardened criminal is being properly dealt with?  All I have to say is that I totally saw it coming.  I wrote this short story about four years ago at the Clarion writing workshop in Michigan.  It's called Sweet Stuff.  Just to warn you, my fellow workshop participants saw it as a disguised argument for the legalization of drugs.  I say it is just about candy (sorry about the formatting issues, it's a google docs thing).

4 comments:

Anne said...

Yes, I am perfectly content being a homeschool freak. Unbelievable, and yet...believable.

Trena said...

I read your story and I loved it. I loved that you said, "It's just a story about candy". You are such a talented writer. Crazy news story though. Aaron would sell candy bars in Jr. High - I can't imaine if would do it today - he would probably be in a federal prison!

Tammy said...

Anne- I hear you.

Trena- Thanks. I had a fun time writing that story. When I took it to be critiqued by the writing workshop I was doing at the time, every person said how surprised they were that I would write a story about the legalization of drugs. I think that my point was more about the fact that it is just candy, not drugs. So why is the educational system getting so worked up about it?

theweav's said...

Hey I haven't had time to read your whole story yet but I have read about half of it and I love it! I don't know if I have read anything that you have written yet but you do a great job, I can't wait until you finish your book someday and become famous then I can say that I knew you. You could have been right on the money four years ago, time will tell.