J.K. Rowling says she may do an Eighth Harry Potter

Funny story written by Robert W. Armijo

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

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J.K. Rowling to cast one more spell on her readers

London, England - In an apparent response to the news announced just days ago in a story in TheSpoof.com that Christopher Tolkien and Paul Jackson are teaming up, J.K. Rowling's announced today she too would be doing yet another Harry Potter book.

Inspired by Christopher Tolkien's having restored another of his father's manuscripts, one that he found while rummaging through his father's smoking jackets and trouser pockets, J.K. Rowling, not to been out done, said she has just purchased her old flat where she first wrote the original drafts for the Harry Potter series and taken the liberty of purchasing the next-door apartments, accompanying town and townsfolk as well in an attempt to recreate the settings which inspired the cash cow.

"She's even paying play actors to portray the towns people," said the Mayor played by award wining actor, Peter O'Toole. "I'm sorry I just spoke out of character. I hope she doesn't read this or she will dock my pay."

"She got the whole idea from Christopher Tolkien," said a Mrs. Boyd, a former next-door neighbor and fellow Welfare recipient (still drawing on the government). "I know she did. She's just like all the rest of them. Stealing stuff from the Tolkien's works. Slapping their names on it, and calling it their own."

J.K. Rowling was seen scouring the town, and charming countryside, offering the play acting townsfolk each a million dollar bonus if they could help her remember what originally inspired to write Harry Potter all those long years ago, before she became someone who lets strangers pronounce her name differently than from the way it is in her hometown.

"She really has no choice in the matter," said a spokesperson for J.K. Rowling. "Once she heard the news that Christopher Tolkien's had two more of his father's books in his dryer's lint catcher, she had to come up with another Harry Potter book to counter any possible up coming J.R.R Tolkien's books."

Evidently J.K Rowling's is not the only writer who plans to publish more books in the fantasy genre in the wake of Christopher Tolkien's news. Publishing houses everywhere are gearing up for a flood of new books as fantasy writers seek to compete with the posthumously published works of J.R.R. Tolkien once more.

"It's not about the love for the craft of writing, the characters, the fans or the fame, not even the money, if you can believe that," said a retired literary agent. "It's something personal. It's about being remembered as the young upstart that took down the master, J.R.R. Tolkien."

"Besides," he continued while laughing, "With the new Tolkien book on the market, the bastards will have something new to rip-off."

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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