The Land Of Magical Thinking: A Fable

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"The Land of Magical Thinking" is a whimsical reply to the hypothetical question, "What would the world be like if the Great Depression never ended?"

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"If you want to become famous," he confided, "you should be coverin' the fiftieth anniversary.""Anniversary of what?" I asked."Of the first New Deal!" he replied, with unconcealed ebullience. "I hear FDR's gonna announce something big. He's traveling around the country, from Providence to San Francisco, with a load of press and a lot of fanfare.""Big, like what?""What do you mean 'big like what'?""What's the big thing FDR's going to announce?""What else? Another New Deal.""Another New Deal?" I repeated."I told you it was going to be big!" he exulted. "You know, the first New Deal was a flop, and the second New Deal was a debacle, but by God ... Are you a gambling man, Bryan?"Aren't all writers gamblers? Isn't every word we put to paper a bet, a roll of the dice that there will be someone to read it? Not the federal writers, of course. We didn't gamble with our bread. We received our bread up front, at the beginning of every month, in a white envelope."Well, no, not really," I replied.Monty leaned back in his chair and availed himself of his self-made pause to light another cigarette."It's a shame they don't put the flint at both ends of the matchstick," he thoughtfully pontificated. "What a waste of good American pine."

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Greg is the author of two books, "Love in the Time of the Apocalypse" and "The Land of Magical Thinking". He is currently working on a third novel about the Mormon Trail.

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