A writer on satirical news website TheSpoof.com who has attracted criticism from people on the site who know what they're talking about, by God, has said that she may be forced to give up writing insignificant material.
Wendy Sokomo says that she feels her life has become intolerable since the criticism levelled at her person by an old hand, and she is ready to throw in the towel to avoid any further literary confrontations with someone as highly-esteemed, as widely-regarded and as deeply-bullshitting as that old hand is. Wendy:
"I'm just a poor writer trying to get through the day, and to make ends meet. I write this gubbins because, to be perfectly honest, it's a form of therapy for me, a way of distracting myself from the stuff going on in my everyday life."
The old hand made his remarks in July in a cutting rebuke aimed straight at Miss Sokomo, in which he accused her of taking the less-challenging route of writing about something easy, rather than tackling more difficult topics like attacking governments, authority figures or political ideologies.
He seems to have the weight of public opinion behind him. Several other experts, who may well be him, are also known to be of the same mind, and Sokomo knows when she is beat. She said: