Failed Alcoholic Becomes Writer

by Thomas Marshall

WRITER’S CAFÉ — In his younger years, Jack-Francis Jerome was your average, semi-successful alcoholic. He was well known as a chronic degenerate to friend, family and acquaintance alike. He even had a few black-out hits, but this all changed when he hit a dry spell in his mid-thirties.

He hated stereotypes, and especially tropes, and that’s why when confronted with these challenges to his drinking career, he searched for any alternative to turning to the page.

However, faced with every conceivable obstacle and countless setbacks, the alcoholic saw no other alternative than to become a writer. Defeated and broken, he started going to weekly WGA meetings, his habits alienating friends and family. The next year Jack would win a Pulitzer and never recover again.