An open letter to Colonel Gaddafi

I wrote a story several months ago where I wanted the main characters to talk about something happening “currently.” So I had them discuss the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The story then sat aside for several months, and when I was revising it, the Libyan rebels were just entering Tripoli. So I cut out the Mubarak part, and added in you Colonel Gaddafi. I figured you would be dead in a few days, and that would fit in nicely with my story. But it’s been almost two weeks now, and you’re still at large. For reasons that I can’t explain – without telling you the entire story – I can’t do a final revision until I know your fate. So please, give yourself up, or blow your brains out, or something. Please, let me finish my story.

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