There once was a jeweler named Earl
Whose fear was the end of the world.
The pitchers of beer
Worked to silence his fears
‘Til the night he drunk-choked on a pearl.
Kristen Tsetsi is the author of the novels The Age of the Child, The Year of Dan Palace, and Pretty Much True, Dr. Owen W. Gilman, Jr.’s “American War Literature and Film: Vietnam to Now” 2012 course curriculum selection. Kristen’s interview series at JaneFriedman.com offers behind-the-scenes insights into all things writing and publishing.