For most writers the typo is just part of the game. We create them all the time. Some we catch on edits, but others remain invisible to us despite reading them over and over again.
For me, a perfectionist of sorts, coming across a typo, especially one overlooked many times, can be extremely annoying. But not all typos are horrible...well, they are, actually, but some are at least good for a few laughs. And they should be remembered.
So I present this blog post: The best of my worst typos.
From "The Candle Eaters": ...and as far as she could tell, naked and without discerning genitalia.
There's nothing worse than genitals with bad judgment.
From "Goddamn Electric": ...candles and flashlights casting ghostly shadows across their feces.
From "A Deeper Kind of Cold": ...like honey from a maple.
The best honey comes from Vermont, or so I've heard.
From "The Shadow on the Wall": John shit down the PC.
I'm sure we've all used a shitty computer at one time or another. I've actually made this same typo at work.
From "Long Days to Come": Garret mashed another filter into the ashtray, spilling ass and butts across the table.
The image of this might be funnier than the typo.
More to come, unfortunately...