How a Freelancer Prays


The writing life is hard, especially in the finance department and in the unstable nature of a freelancer’s status. Over at McSweeney’s, Marco Kaye writes a poignant representation of the inner monologue of the pleading, praying freelancer:

Assist me in negotiating the rate I deserve. Allow for rate negotiations, period. Help me get better at this crucial step. Demanding a fair rate makes me feel vulnerable. I don’t know why. It probably has something to do with my parents.

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →