Hello, fellow Fictioneers and random bystanders alike! And Happy New Year. I thought this as good a time as any to get my blog going again, as well as get back into the swing of doing Friday Fictioneers! I must apologize that my story isn’t very happy, as is my style. It’s not exactly sad, either. It’s more just life. It has a slight language warning, but I don’t think it’s too bad. Just one word that I’m sure most of us hear once, maybe twice a day, at least. And, as always, it’s 100 words on the dot. I hope you enjoy it!
I’m not sure what to say about my Friday Fictioneers story this week, exactly. It’s a weird one, though. That much I can be sure of. I can also say that I was slightly amused by the fact it was a picture of a goat. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
A Goat in the Graveyard
“Why is that goat in the graveyard, Mama?”
“It is Mr. Carson’s goat, dear. He is always there.”
“But why, Mama?”
”Who is Mr. Carson, Mama?”
“He was the local grocer.”
“Does he butcher the meat himself?”
“No. He never got along with the butcher, so he stopped selling and eating his meat”
“Then why does he have a goat?”
“He stole it when it was a baby, and it always came back to him afterwards.”
“Why did he steal it?”
“I’ll tell you when you’re older.”
“And why did it come back to him?
“He was thankful.”
I had particular fun with this post, because it involved the characters from the novel I’m writing, plus I got to reuse a particularly horrible character from a story I wrote for a friend, and give him more of a chance to be hated by the masses! Plus, being as my novel is called Between Dreams and Nightmares (or Realities. Still flip-flopping between which last word I want to use.) I couldn’t pass up on a chance to wrote something dream related that also gave me a chance to squee over how much my friend and I absolutely love my alpha couple! If you aren’t already acquainted with them, you might want to read over the character interviews I did with Vaughn and Aria back in January, along with a few of my pig week stories (March 1-7), though you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I’m pretty sure their love and adorableness is clear, even without knowing much about them. Enjoy!