He was, in his time, a prolific writer of mystery novels. He was quite good and was known to have elevated the genre. But then one day, in a published interview in a literary magazine, he made a politically inappropriate gaffe, and suddenly his career was in retrograde.
He attributed the gaffe to a miscommunication, a misquote, he insisted. But the interviewer stood by the quote. He even had it on tape.
And thus it was that this best selling mystery novelist was ejected from the literary scene. For a writer with a way with words, his spoken words sent him away.
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (prolific), My Vivid Blog (mystery), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (elevate), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (gaffe), Your Daily Word Prompt (retrograde), Word of the Day Challenge attribute), and The Daily Spur (eject).