If I’ve learned anything in the incredibly long, yet pitifully short, period between Then and Now, it is this: Francis W. Porretto does not toss out throwaway lines for the purpose of being, well, thrown away.
Do other fiction writers dream about having an affair with a female protagonist? And when it happens, do they admit it to their wives?
My credentials as a fiction writer are the slenderest possible, but here’s my call:
- Yes, definitely.
- If the wives are paying attention, they already suspect it.
Substitute gender references as needed.
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