On the third day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me
Three cough drops
Two cuddly kitties
And a family that’s dear to me.
D: Three cough drops?
D: Only three?
D: At least three?
D: Now now, don’t get all loquacious on me, A.
A: Sorry, I had a cough drop. What were you saying?
D: You do this on purpose, don’t you?
A: Pretty much. Look, it was the first thing that popped into my head. I could very well have said three ginger snaps, three fun naps or three episodes of Spaced, but that one doesn’t rhyme, so it’s out.
D: . . . Or three doses of cold medicine. You know, you’re kind of fun on Nyquil, A. How many fingers am I holding up?
A: . . . 3?
D: (Puts up two more fingers) Close enough. You know what else comes in threes?
A: Don’t say bad things. We’ve had two near-misses this week, a third is pretty much going to turn all my hair white.
D: Oh, you mean it’s not already?
D: I was going to say good things, Miss Pessimistic-Pants.
A: Oh. Well. Good. That’s good, D. Miss Pessimistic-Pants?
D: Don’t judge, A. As I was saying, I will see your three cough drops and raise you three good pieces of news.
A: Um, are we playing poker with my NonNaNo posts?
D: Can you think of anything better?
A: Not really, no. Take it away, D!
D: While A toddles off to her tissue-filled rest, please allow me to give my congratulations to a talented gentleman who has taken on the task of bringing me to life visually, not once, but twice. The talented Green Embers has released his first novella, A Lich’s Tale and Other Stories. Check it out.
Second, the lovely Sarah M. Cradit is responsible for this week’s prompt at the Community Storyboard: Childhood Memories. I’m interested to see how A – and everyone else for that matter – will careen down memory lane.
Finally, the most-excellent and prolific scribe of Windemere, Charles Yallowitz, is releasing his third book in the series on December 1 and he needs you, yes you, and yes you too. And yes, madam, you as well. Ah, and the gentleman in the top hat – I think he requested you by name, good sir—
A: Uh, D?
D: Oh yes. Sorry – do forgive me. Where was I? Right – Charles is looking for volunteers to celebrate the release of his book, Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies. Check it out and sign up!
A: Well done, D. In this case of NonNaNo Poker, I fold. Your 3 good news totally beats my 3 cough drops.
D: Well, obviously.
A: I think on the fourth day, D gets to learn graciousness.
D: I’m sorry, A – your voice is a little muffled with that cold. Was that greatness?
A: How about humility?
D: Ah, great ability you mean? Why yes, I do have quite a bit of that.
A: I give up. Good night, folks!
This is the third in a series. Each day, either D or I (or both) will discuss what the 30 days of my Non-NaNo have given us. Stay tuned.