Delusions of Grandeur

Posted on 03 October 2012

It’s official: My writing buddy Huda is a funny woman. Her piece, “Delusions of Grandeur,” is in The Rumpus Funny Women column. Here’s a short excerpt:

“We got married that weekend in a simple affair on the same beach where we’d met. It was just the two of us promising our lives to one another in flowing white linen ensembles. We started our family that same night. I’m naturally fertile, so I conceive easily, and because I’m so tall, you can’t tell when I’m pregnant. This allows me to model right up until my delivery. Then all I need is to find a quiet corner where I can use my breath to call my baby into the world. It’s an unborn baby’s fear of life outside the womb that causes painful contractions. With meditation, babies deliver themselves.”

Thanks to Huda, I just know the world is a better place, particularly for the bees, women in need of eyeliner, and organic fibers. I’d also like to give a shout out to our friend and unofficial literary agent of the non-paying but awesome markets, Jennifer, who always has submission suggestions for us and who was the one to urge Huda to send this to The Rumpus.

With friends like these, I barely need any of my own delusions of grandeur at all. Now let’s all have an agave-sweetened cupcake to celebrate.

In what ways are you deluded?

Photo: baking_in_pearls


2 responses to Delusions of Grandeur

  • Sarah W says:

    I think because I could get up a 5am and skip breakfast and drive nine hours and then party when i was twenty, I can do it (cough) decades later, too.

    I can’t.

  • Josephine says:

    congrats to huda.

    what a great paragraph–totally rumpus-worthy stuff.

    i set goals to write things by certain dates and then find myself with only an hour and 7 minutes to complete.

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