Here's a little story - one you may have heard before (although the telling is slightly different from one story to the next.) Once upon a time, there was a pretty princess - okay, it was a scullery maid - who was doing her very best to put out quality work for her people. Then she met a charlatan who tricked her into thinking he could make magic. He took all her coins and made a pile of dog doo where something awesome should've been. She lived and she learned. And went on her merry way. Eventually, she found a real magician who made the dog doo disappear, and then she was happy. Until she found a place where people were making fun of the pile she'd been left with. (Nothing ever totally disappears in the magical kingdom of WWW.) Which was all fine because she'd already acknowledged it was a pile. She'd already fixed it. What hurt were the personal attacks. And so, she was sad. For a little while. Then she took herself in hand and reminded herself that total strangers have no ability to hurt her because when you don't have a reason to care about someone, you shouldn't care what they think. She's still a little pissed, though - not at the merry-makers who laughed, but at the charlatan who put her in that position to begin with. May the fleas of a thousand bugbears nest in his boxers. The end.
Speaking of magicians, I got a glimpse of the cover for In Deep Wish last night. Ooo, pretty! I'd tell you more, but it would spoil the fun. Suffice it to say, it's got Jo on it. (Same cover model as WIOH. I don't know who this gal is, but her poses are so 'Jo'.) It has another genie on it, too, but all I can say about that is it's not Zeke. Maybe he'll make an appearance on the cover of Up Wish Creek.
I finished my Christmas shopping and shipping yesterday. Ordered some nice gifts for the Moms. Mailed all the cards out and the Kid's package. Plus, I sent books to the Moms and the A.W.E.* Busy busy.
We had a red fox in the yard last night. He was eating at the corn pans. Yes, we didn't know foxes ate corn either - which made Hubs wonder if something was wrong with the little dude. But no, the fox was fine. They're omnivores, so they eat pretty much whatever's available. Including corn, berries, acorns, wheat, etc. in addition to the mice, moles, and bugs. He ate his fill, turned his fluffy tail, and trotted off. =o)
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is just weird. I'm only about halfway through reading it, but yeah, weird. Not bad weird. Not exactly good weird either. I'll reserve judgment until the end.
Anything in your this n that today?
*Awesome Wonderful Editor