This time a story I wrote with Richard. Dave Daley, of the awesome site (and publishing house) Five Chapters, asked me to write a story about a troubled celebrity marriage. I thought it would be more fun (and funnier) if Richard helped, so we wrote it together.
It was a surprisingly easy collaboration. I thought of the idea (I was obsessed with the rumor that Demi was sent to the hospital for whip-its–how is that possible? And why would she do them? Couldn’t she have a whole nitrous tank if she wanted, like Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet? That seems more elegant to me.) Then Richard wrote a hilarious screenplay-style skit. Then I worked on it, turning it into a story. Then Richard made some final changes. Then we argued about the title (Richard prefers “Dog Day Afternoon”). I do seem to be writing about pets a lot lately.
So! Click here if you’d like to read it.