"This is the last story. Ever. SO if another story happens to get written about the adventures of Shamoosh or grinch's in general you can know its fake. Since al the grinchs are dead."
— Shamoosh, ending postscript of the In Name Only fanfic 'The death of all Grinchs'
The late James F. Bowman was writing a serial tale for a weekly paper in collaboration with a genius whose name has not come down to us. They wrote, not jointly but alternately, Bowman supplying the installment for one week, his friend for the next, and so on, world without end, they hoped. Unfortunately they quarreled, and one Monday morning when Bowman read the paper to prepare himself for his task, he found his work cut out for him in a way to surprise and pain him. His collaborator had embarked every character of the narrative on a ship and sunk them all in the deepest part of the Atlantic.
— The Devil's Dictionary, "Serial".