|This isn't HIM, but ours is LIKE him.|
Perchance... possum poo provided proof of persistence. Pesky possum parks his posterior on our property! People peeked in peripheral places, but possum is perhaps paranormal... alas... paranormal possums wouldn't poo...
Perhaps a party with pounding will displace possum! No pasta, pears and pale ale for him! Possum parties provide pokes and prods. People will prevail! If pernicious possum would just appear.
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
This drabble happens to be a TRUE story... we've had a regular garage visitor in the form of a possum, and the bloody thing POOed in there! He doesn't seem to live there, though, as I hear they are stinky, and we've not experienced that...erm... and we can't FIND him... But consider this... if you are going to frequent someplace you've not been invited, please be considerate about where you poo.
|See, now I wouldn't mind THIS guy...|
Why do Australians and New Zealanders have CUTE possums, and we are stuck with ROUSs? Aren't the Australians RESPONSIBLE for the things? *scratches head* though I don't know why anybody BROUGHT them here from Australia... the black squirrels from Japan, I get. They make me happy. Possums? Not so much. Could be worse, though. Out in Oregon they ran the size of Volkswagens. The daughter called this one huge, but I think she meant... you know... compared to the chimpunks (our other garage guests)--he is more house cat sized.
And in other news: third Draft of BEGONIA BRIBE is with readers... I sent a version Sunday but only the first half had gotten a polish (I just wanted to meet the original deadline I'd given, in case they'd penciled me in—so they could get started...
|Or these! So cute!|
I also thought hard, based on feedback from Leanne... what is the solid, underlying theme, or goal for my MC? I've come up with it. Purpose. She lived a sad life, afraid, in pain... and she escaped it without really living it. She has a second chance now, and maybe her death can be more meaningful. Oh... and based on a blog by my new Potterhead buddy SP, at Harry Potter for Writers, I decided to write intentional character arcs for more characters than just my MC. Two of the characters really had them anyway (Helen and Serena) but there are a few more important characters and it seemed giving their personalities intentional direction gave me some nice conflict and would make the story more satisfying.
I honestly sort of like doing this in the REWRITE rather than the first draft, as I think I can be a little heavy-handed if I try to do that from the start.
So there we have it. The PLAN. BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!