So the concern is this: I'm applying for the creative writing class again. If we recall last semester, I didn't get in and flipped a bitch and was depressed and bitter, because this is how I deal with disappointment. :P I really thought my awesome Cataracta vampire-venom lab, combined with the emotional fortitude of Tyrus and his sister having a moment, would move the stony sentiments of any creative writing teacher in the firmament, but noooooo. It was probably all that damn character development and amusing dialogue. Shame on me for writing such crap.
Really though, even the line
“Jalopy” was too merciful: Tyrus’s vehicle was a heap of shit, tenuously held together by some strategic welding and a lot of luck. It was a stick-shift and a stick-in-the-mud, it refused to start on cold days, and it was more ornery than his paternal grandmother. Which was really saying something.
didn't save me. D:
Moving along... I'm applying again. It's a different teacher this time, and the two people who dutifully reported to ratemyprofessor.com said he was a "wonderful human being" or something ilke that. But I'm kind of torn, because there are two things I've been toying with the idea of submitting for my writing sample, and I'm not sure which I should pick.
Option A: Stars, of the Sam and Adrian saga, which is sufficient in length but (1) from last summer, and (2) all about cute gay boys falling in love, which I somehow don't think appeals to the average male creative writing teacher as much as it does to me...
Option B: Amber, the Brigit's Flame entry with the toys. I really love the piece, and I feel that it's a bit more streamlined and kind of encapsulates my soul in a kind of singular way. However... it isn't long enough. I'd have to add about five hundred words to it, which I calculated is an additional twenty-eight percent. (/has a love/hate relationship with numbers) I could do that, obviously, and adding another section wouldn't really be that bad, but... I'm just not sure. XD
SOOOO, if you have thoughts, they would be highly appreciated. I have to figure this out and turn the damn thing in by next Tuesday. Which is kind of frightening. And by "frightening," I mean "OH, SHIT!"
I will now stop wasting your time. :P