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At the moment I have to do so many things that I don't want to do that I'm actually posting a blog entry rather than do them. And since we all know how ambivalent I am about blogging, you know these must be some pretty annoying tasks! You might wonder what could possibly be so bad. In a word (or three): Financial Aid forms. I'm sure many of you have college age kids and you've probably all had to fill out the dreaded FAFSA at some point. I'm only up to page three and I had to stop because I don't have Hillary's driver's license number handy. Why on earth do they need that anyway??? Because she's going to an out of state school next year I also have to fill out the College Board CSS profile, as well as the one directly from Penn. Oh yeah, and I also have to put together my W2 forms for 2009, pay some bills, complete an interview, write an editorial and put together yearbook ads for both kids, since one's graduating from college and the other from high school in the spring. 

So in an attempt to put off the inevitable, I decided to break precedent and buy a story for Realms outside of the normal buying cycle. I did this mainly because the author is leaving for overseas any minute now and I wanted to get the contract to him while he's still in the States. The story is Fallen, by Bruce Holland Rogers, a long-time Realms contributor. Unlike most of his stories, this one actually breaks 1,000 words, though not by that much! So one of these months you'll read the piece and wonder if I ever got my FAFSA filled out. Sorry, Bruce!


Jan. 14th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, you can fill it out on line but it's still not easy (though to me nothing involving numbers ever is). And I can go back to it next year and update it, but this is the first one for this child, plus in my line of work every year shows a different income and expenses so I can't just re-date it and hit send. Sigh....



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