For the first time in 108 years, my old hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, won the World Series.










The rest of 2016 can go fuck itself.

—Philip Athans

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Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Monsters. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, (https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/) is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans.
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5 Responses to WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2016

  1. Sean says:

    That’s about all I’m thankful for this year as well.
    Even though I think I’ve spent a grand total of three days of my life in Chicago and have never actually seen a Cubs game.

  2. Beverly Buchanan says:

    I’m thankful to have made it through chemo, surgery and radiation without, I hope, complaining too much! I am looking forward to 2017 and getting my strength back to finish my first novel.

    2016 can well and truly go fuck itself as far as I am concerned.

  3. Sean Durity says:

    That’s enough encouragement for me to unsubscribe. I hope you will reflect a bit more deeply on all the gifts that God has blessed you with. I understand that you don’t believe in God, and perhaps this has been a difficult year for you. However, I think, even in our deepest struggles, there is much for which to be thankful, if we stop to consider it. Life itself is a marvelous gift.

    • I’ll readily admit I was being glib there. It has not been a great year, but yes, of course there was lots more good in there than just the Cubs winning the World Series. Still, I get to have a bad day just like anybody else.

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