Meggie folchart: having writer's block? Maybe i can help. Fenoglio: oh yes, that's right. You want to be a writer, don't you? Meggie folchart: you say that as if it's a bad thing. Fenoglio: oh no, it's just a lonely thing. Sometimes the world you create on the page seems more friendly and alive than the world you actually live in.
No one really knows what mattresses are meant to gain from their lives either. They are large, friendly, pocket-sprung creatures that live quiet private lives in the marshes of sqornshellous zeta. Many of them get caught, slaughtered, dried out, shipped out and slept on. None of them seems to mind this and all of them are called zem.