A Mythical Rejection Slip
Official Notification of the Contest Judges
December 31, 1987
Dear Mr. Morse:
Thank you for your submission to our “Future of New England” essay contest. Unfortunately, we are unable to include your submission in our final collection. While your extrapolations about New England becoming a world-class leader in the areas of alternative energy (especially wind power), transportation infrastructure, and convenient access to health care are all reasonable in light of the region’s noble traditions of progressive development, your predictions that the Red Sox will one day rebound from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the New York Yankees in an American League Championship Series en route to a World Series victory and that the Patriots will have a 16-0 regular season are simply too fantastic to be believed.
Best of luck with your future endeavors.