A Way With Words

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).

7 thoughts on “A Way With Words

  1. Taswegian1957 July 12, 2022 / 3:24 am

    For a minute there I thought you were still writing about Asimov as he also wrote mystery stories.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam July 12, 2022 / 4:01 am

    Political correctness has gone way too far

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  3. leigha66 July 14, 2022 / 12:30 am

    Great use of the prompts… you have a way with words yourself!

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