Gap-Toothed Girl & America’s Got Talent
  • Somebody just told me about this recent episode of America’s Got Talent, which I don’t watch.

    I do, however, have very good reason to think that Dusty May, my character from Gap-Toothed Girl, who inspires me so much, also inspired Ms. Ashlee Montague, as I also have very good reason to think that Dusty May inspired somebody specific from the production team of America’s Got Talent.

    I don’t know anything about Ms. Ashlee Montague, but I do know that this latter person, from the production team of America’s Got Talent, would move heaven and earth to deny any such inspiration, because my politico-economic views do not “align,” as they’re so fond of expressing it these days, with their own politico-economic views.

    My book Gap-Toothed Girl, incidentally, was sent to Reese Witherspoon, who has the biggest book-club in the world, and who purportedly likes strong female protagonists.

    My politico-economic views most definitely do not “align” with Reese Witherspoon’s — nor ever will, I’m happy to report.

    For those readers who’ve called Dusty May “unrealistic” for the physical feats I describe her doing, I ask you to watch this amazing dancer:

    The human will, please never forget, is eternal.

About The Author

Ray Harvey

I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning at the core of my life.

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