“I’m flat broke but I don’t care
I strut right by with my tail in the air.”
-Stray Cats, “Stray Cat Strut”

The other day I had a magic gig (walk around tricks) at a local restaurant. I also received my check from White Wolf Publishing (for getting to round two of the writing contest…I still have some time to wait before I hear about the next round). Two paychecks in two days for things I actually like doing. A drop in the credit and school debt bucket, but it makes me happy. Now I’m organizing a few things in my room and getting ready to hit this thesis full blast. Two months of heavy writing ought to give me my draft.


viscous adj : having a ropy or glutinous consistency and the quality of sticking or adhering

Malcolm and Tommy laughed when the ancient shop owner told them the bucket of green, primordial sludge was ectoplasm (the physical manifestation of a ghost) – they laughed when Malcolm jokingly asked the putrescent puddle for its name – but ceased laughing when it answered, “Bob,” in a drippy, viscous voice.