10 March 2006
The Metaphysics of Ambition
Dumbsupper Hatbrim always said nothing was going to stop her from becoming rich and famous. Unfortunately, Dumbsupper had an accident and died. Everyone thought that was the end of Dumbsupper’s striving, but she didn’t see it that way. She started a business hiring herself out as a haunting presence at parties and on the sets of horror movies. In no time at all she was in such demand that she was forced to turn business away. She liked giving interviews. Death has been good to me, she would tell feature writers. It has taught me that nothing is impossible. Nothing.