There's seldom need to waste time unless we secretly want something to complain about. I found this quiet shady nook to work on my story while I waited for The Main Muse to join me for lunch. They make stupendous pizza here. The pizza itself would have been worth the wait, but it wouldn't have been nearly as good without her company.
It isn’t a perfect story, although a friend kindly called it
that. The Main Muse says it is the best story I’ve written. What I know for
sure is that it is as good as anything I’ve written. It turned out just the way
I saw it when I began writing it, and it surprised me several times along the
way. Most of my short stories leave the “ending” to the reader. This one comes
to a definite conclusion, and manages to still have a future. I like it very
much.It makes me hopeful about the next
Now I need to find somebody who will pay me to publish it.
Writing stories is a low-overhead endeavor, but it is necessary to try to wring
a little money out of it so one can pay some of the bills that piled up while
Wade in the Water recounts
William Erwin’s escape from the local eldercare facility, and it reminds us that every escape from somewhere is an escape to somewhere else. When his story finds a home, I’ll let you
know where to read it.
Nostalgia Court offers a right cool spot to write in, provided you get there early before the sun gets high and the tourists and summer folk start to congregate. The Wildflour coffee is pretty good, too. Once you have coffee, you'll want to hang around for breakfast.
Barnaby, the watchbear down at Nostalgia Court, gets bored on dark summer nights when nobody's around. He's decided to fill the quiet hours by writing a novel. I wouldn't mind him using my laptop if he didn't keep changing all my settings and preferences.
Likely, I feel as strongly as anybody about the people in power over our country right now, but we all need to remember that hospitality remains a sacred duty. Jesus said whatever we do to any we do to him. He said if we turn the very least of souls from our table, we turn him away.
There are people I'd just as soon not eat with, but that's what Jesus said. He also said to love our enemies and pray for our persecutors. Yes, he did.