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The Joy of Contracts

Well, not really. But I’ve just received my contract for my contribution to the anthology formerly known as “Poems of the Dead”, and I think the juxtaposition of the legalese with the absurd is quite poetic in itself:

THIS AGREEMENT between […] for the publication of the WORK, as hereinafter defined, in the anthology entitled “Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes: Zany Zombie Poetry for the Undead Head,” (hereinafter known as “ANTHOLOGY”) […]

What rights do zombies have in contract law anyway? I’m sure someone is working on it right now. Anyway, I can’t wait for this anthology to come out – should be excellent.

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