I hate these conversations ...

'What do you do?' asks the man at the business dinner.

'I'm a writer.'

'Ah ... what do you write?'

'Fiction.'

'Would I have read anything of yours?'

'Almost certainly.'

'Great! What are they called then, your novels?'

'I haven't had any novels published yet.'

'Ah ... so what might I have read then?'

'Erotica.'

Silence from the man at the business dinner