Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New York, New York! or How to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse
It's not fiction and it's not poetry, just my (studied) opinion, but it did make the New York Times' ROOM FOR DEBATE.
I cut my doctoral teeth on prescription drug abuse and prescription monitoring programs, and to winnow down my opinion to ~300 words in 2 hours was a bit of a challenge.
Subjects near and dear to my heart.
Several times while figuring out what to say, and how, I kept thinking: Thank God I can write micro-fiction. I can write short and fast. For all you freelancers, I don't know how you do it on deadline, day after day.