Monday, March 07, 2005

Be Careful What You Write

Evidently in Kentucky the lines between fact and fiction are not quite so clear as where I grew up. I feel sorry for this poor kid. I wrote some pretty hateful material in highschool. If under the same restrictions, I would probably still be reliving the life of the Count of Monte Cristo.

Got a shovel, anyone?



patina said...

Another example of the hair trigger at each end of the pendulum's journey. I felt sorry for the kid being misunderstood and punished. But the upswing is his writing received attention. Even a round of negative attention can be beneficial in the long run.

Looking on the bright side,

Hebdomeros said...

I felt sorry for him, too. Some people could take it as a challenge and keep it up, others might give in. Hopefully he follows the first path. It only speaks to the power and effectiveness of what he wrote that they punished him so harshly. I wish him luck.

Thanks for dropping by, Patina!

LadyLitBlitzin said...

Wow, that's disturbing. I mean, if someone writes a piece of violent fiction, they're not a terrorist. I mean, look at Fight Club. Would he put on the FBI's watch list these days? Maybe...

Michèle said...

This is too crazy! In what way can "the nature of [a] story" be a felony? I must be a complete idiot, because I just don't get it. Where has common sense gone?