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Overcast and perpetually twilight here today. Rainy. It's 56˚F.

Yesterday, I'm pretty sure I managed to wrangle this that thing I began on Friday into something that will actually become a story. I did 1,089 words yesterday. Last November, during the first part of the dry spell, I tried without success to write a piece titled "Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea," but it stalled out soon after the opening scene. I'm recycling that title for this new story. I have borrowed it, by the way, from an October 25, 1963 episode of Route 66.

I had some strange dream this morning about meeting Tom Waits at Neil's place in Woodstock. I gave Tom Waits a pretty silver revolver as a gift.

Yesterday, wow. Quite certainly the worst day for the Republican Party since 1974 and Watergate. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of mooks. Kathryn and I may not have to move to Montréal, after all.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thanks.

Spooky put six chicken legs in the crockpot, along with red potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, apples, mushrooms, and all manner of herbs. Spooky cooks a mean six-legged chicken. After dinner, we played GW2, and then later I read more of Ellen Datlow's Children of Lovecraft, two fine tales – "Jules and Richard" by David Nickle and "Nesters" by Siobhan Carroll.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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alumiere
Oct. 9th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
six legged chicken sounds delicious.
setsuled
Oct. 9th, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
I tried without success to write a piece titled "Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea," but it stalled out soon after the opening scene. I'm recycling that title for this new story.

It's a good title.

I had some strange dream this morning about meeting Tom Waits at Neil's place in Woodstock. I gave Tom Waits a pretty silver revolver as a gift.

Maybe like me you woke up at 3am and read this story in The Guardian about Waits suing some guy named Bartabas in France for using his music. It's funny how much personality is in Waits' statements about the lawsuit: "These songs were not found like driftwood on the beach: they came from good families." I couldn't find out any information about Bartabas' political and religious positions that Waits apparently objects to.
papersteven
Oct. 9th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
"Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea"

That is a really great title.
sovay
Oct. 9th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'm recycling that title for this new story.

I'm glad: it's a great line.

I gave Tom Waits a pretty silver revolver as a gift.

Seems like a reasonable thing to give Tom Waits.

Quite certainly the worst day for the Republican Party since 1974 and Watergate. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of mooks.

I have my fingers crossed. I want these people out of power and Trump nowhere near the White House even on visiting days.
xjenavivex
Oct. 9th, 2016 08:22 pm (UTC)

Glad the words are coming

Francine Hibiscus Rossi
Oct. 9th, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
Wonderful title.

Did Tom like his gift? He seems like someone who would be gracious.
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