Evil Editor rolled his eyes. Yet another one-sentence rejection. He was about to toss the manuscript into the raging inferno in his fireplace when he decided he needed a laugh. So he penned an acceptance letter:
Mr. Widebottom:He placed the letter in the author's SASE along with, just for another chuckle, 39 cents.
All homebuyers will recognize the pedantic properties of your opening analogy. I foresee total domination of the literary field throughout your lifetime and beyond, and thus I must take measures to ensure bringing you into my fold. Please find enclosed an advance payment against royalties of 42 cents.
--Evil Editor (222)