Writers are odd ducks…

Reached out to a friend the other day.  After not being in touch for a while, my first email basically was a question about poisoning a certain type of animal. He’s a vet, and I’d realized belatedly that my current script has a scene where an animal has possibly been exposed to something severely toxic.

So I detail the situation to him, neglecting ABSOLUTELY to mention it’s research for my script.  Instead, I end with: “Just wondering,” and close with: “As you can tell, things are the same with me. What about you?”

A few minutes later, the ominousness of my email like a canker on my mind, I send a short second email. To ease his mind. Poor animal lover. I write: “Perhaps I should mention I am asking for the sake of a fictional pet.”

*grin*

His response referred to “your allegedly fictional pet.”  He must think me mad. And to his credit, this doesn’t turn him off in the least.

I think.

Yeah. I think. 🙂

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Driving around the Caucasus Mountains before our hike…

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About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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One Response to Writers are odd ducks…

  1. Hee hee!

    I love that you blogged about this. But you failed to mention your original sign off to him in your email to me. That’s the funniest part!

    Yes, things are definitely the same with you. *grin*

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