The Godsbody Pledge? Spreads North

I keep thinking I’ll get a haircut. I get these wings that stick out around my ears. But, inspired by Matthew Lickona’s Pledge[Question Mark], perhaps I’ll let it grow. For me it’s not until I get something published, however, but until I actually complete a work of fiction, something with a beginning, middle and end. Never mind publishing it.

Rufus McCain Pre-Pledge?



  1. Matthew Lickona says

    You long haired hippie freak.

  2. Rufus McCain says

    Thanks Brother Matthew, coming from you I take that as compliment.

  3. Rufus McCain says

    “Here comes Satan, prince of the power of the air …. gonna build a bird’s nest in your hair.”

  4. Rufus McCain says

    Okay, to lay down the terms of the McCain variation on the Godsbody Pledge(?): (1) Complete a work of fiction of at least novella length, defined quantitatively as a minimum of 25,000 words. (2) Until completion of (let us say the first draft of) said novella (or dare I say novel?) neither cut hair nor trim beard (upping the ante on Lickona). (3)Mrs. McCain is legally empowered (per the question mark escape clause) to call off the pledge whenever she sees fit (but no earlier than Christmas 2007).

    Possible projects: (1) Humpford; (2) The Continual Feast.

  5. I like the fact that you give the wife power of veto,

    I would probably let mrangelmeg grow his hair if he wanted to, but in his case it would get all bushy and not long.

    And no ponytales, that would be a deal brearker. That and mutton chob sideburns.

  6. I can really spell, sheesh.

    I guess I should lay off the extra wine on the Sabbath, huh.

  7. Quin Finnegan says

    From Lenin to Trotsky!

  8. Rufus McCain says

    … to Marx?

  9. Matthew Lickona says

    Okay, I simply can’t match you on the facial hair. But the Korrektiv Summit should be a hoot. I’ll try to have something written; maybe we can do drunken late-night readings from each other’s work. What fun!

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