Monday, June 12, 2006

Quest for a Quisling

People are great -- for the most part. It's our nature as human beings -- social creatures -- to want to be surrounded by other human beings. Nobody wants to be alone in the world, except maybe your grouchy neighborhood megalomaniac.

God help you, though, when your so-called friends turn on you. And how about when they do it suddenly, without warning, without so much as a querulous Up Yours! Well, hell, you thought they were your friends. They walked like friends, looked like friends, talked like friends. What a rude awakening when they turn out to be quacks. A quack with a quiver, aiming an arrow straight for your back, is a rude awakening, let me tell you. Sometimes, it makes you want to just quarantine yourself, but that would be quailing before them and saying Uncle, wouldn't it? I'd rather make them quaver and quake, and the quicker, the better.

You could call me quirky today, and I wouldn't deny it. Hell, it's a Monday, the day after a Full Moon. I'm damn lucky I'm not queasy. Really, really pissed off at the senseless machinations of others, but not queasy. Thank God for small favors. I'm telling you, though, I have had it with the

- sanctimonious,
- the hypocritical,
- the two-faced,
- the quixotic,
- the moronic,
- the lying,
- the egocentric,
- the back-stabbing, and
- the wishy-washy weak-minded.

Sheesh, all of the above describes Punish -- er, PublishAmerica to a tee as well, doesn't it? Think of PA as a quagmire, a Quicksand pit -- greedy, sucking, and desperate to pull you under. Frankly, I could give a crap if some of the above alluded to folks get sucked in by PA or anything else. But if you're a halfway decent writer with a publishable manuscript, never look at PublishAmerica without visualizing a huge "Danger! Quicksand!!" sign.


The Rentable Writer said...

Pointing out PA's many flaws never gets old. Plus, I don't think there's a numerical value that can help us count the number of problems there are with that "publisher." Maybe something like infinity ...

When PA goes down, the first thing I'm going to say is: "They all was professionals."

Serena Joy said...

Infinity, pi -- let us count their flaws.

They all was professionals, all right -- professional scammers.