Becket here: As the assistant to a brilliant author, I am blessed to experience rare treats. This morning, waiting in my email inbox was a priceless gem:
From: Anne Rice
"As the creative novel writing community residing in the brain of Anne Rice concentrates all its force on finishing a novel, massive doughnut shortages loom. Indeed, a complete lack of jelly doughnuts in particular, with powdered sugar on them, may force the creative novel writing community residing in Anne Rice's brain to fail to reach its maximum productivity, so crucial to creative growth in completing a novel in the next few days. All those who are able to provide reasonable amounts of jelly doughnuts, and doughnut holes, and maybe jelly doughnut holes even though jelly doughnuts traditionally don't have holes, are urged to bring these supplies to the area, so that the creative community can continue its feverish activity while still slipping into the kitchen zone of the upstairs area to drink coffee and eat doughnuts at will. Note the words reasonable amounts. 'Far be it from me to want to create a wasteful surplus of jelly doughnuts,' said one aspect of Anne Rice's personality as the creative community rose from the keyboard to go take a shower at 9:51 a.m. today. Fear not."
This is hilarious! And made my day as I loooove doughnuts myself. Here's some for you, Lady Anne!