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.”


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. 🙂


Driving around the Caucasus Mountains before our hike…


About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. I've worked in international development, social justice and democracy work, and inclusivity training both domestically and overseas. I have served in Peace Corps, where I experienced my first Russian invasion, after which I volunteered with refugees and mentored youth. I vacation climbing minarets and mountains, as well as exploring theaters, museums and parks. Here in New York, I produce short films, direct short plays, and write.
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1 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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