Strange thought today

My family has never been one for Hallmark holidays. I haven’t heard from any of my kids today, and it really doesn’t matter.

I’ve been dwelling on the idea that last year I called my father and wished him a Happy Father’s Day. It was the last time I would ever do that, and I kind of wish I could today. Strange idea, but if you follow this blog or read my fiction, you can consider the source.

Aside from that, it was another low word count day. I feel much better about it, though. The wild goose chase has begun. Lizzie and the hat left Good Liniment in search of Joyeux DuPont.

Joyeux has a cool new house I wanted to describe. The witches in this series are kind of eccentric. They have to fit into modern society, almost hide among us. When they’re at home they can be themselves. I try to make their homes something just a degree off the standard. We’ve seen Evelyn’s 1960s rancher and Cyrus’ Victorian. You will soon see Professor Lagomorph’s modern architectural nightmare.

Joyeux bought an old water tower. The kind that used to house city offices in the lower levels. She’s in the process of turning it into her home.

I rarely blurt out what any witch’s strong discipline is, except in the case of Dash Goodman. There are enough clues for readers to figure them out. Joyeux is turning the water tank into her personal greenhouse, and it’s already filled with some cool things. I think readers are going to like her. She got a brief intro in Good Liniment, but will get more of a chance to shine in this story.

If you’re a fan of Noodles, the pet creature, he’s going to shine in this one, too.

While it was a low volume day, I feel better now that the chase is on. This one should pick up the pace now, and I have tomorrow available, too.

Call your dad and wish him a Happy Father’s Day while you still can.

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24 responses to “Strange thought today

  1. Sounds like everything is working in your story. Losing our dads is a big thing. I was ten and still wish I could have had him longer.

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  2. Lost mine in my forties. Still see a Calvin and Hobbs I should call him about. As for Fathers Day every time I drop a grandkid at (pick your activity) or pick them up or feed them or drive across Plano to let the grand dog out or meet the air conditioning repairman is Fathers Day. An any time any day text or call is my Fathers Day call. You know that one, too. Dad if I rent a truck can we go pick up furniture/garage fridge/plywood and help build a fire pit? What the hell else was I doing, anyway? When “old what’s her name” asks why the grass is knee deep and there are Irish Setter fur bunnies the size of chihuahuas behind doors I say it was Fathers Day. All freaking week.

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  3. Joyeux makes me think of Uma Thurman playing Poison Ivy in the Batman movie. I LOVED her! And I loved Noodles. Sounds like this book is going to be a lot of fun! Both of my parents are gone, so no one to call these days, but the kids all called HH, so it’s been a good day.

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  4. Wise words at the end. Happy Father’s Day.

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  5. You might not be able to wish your dad a happy Father’s Day but the fact that he is front and center, present on your mine, says a lot. It’s hard when they’re not around any longer. I lost my father at 13, and missing him never goes away.

    Glad you had another productive day story wise. I LOVE Noodles. I’m excited he’s going to have a large role. 🙂

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  6. Victoria Zigler

    Sounds like another great writing day.

    We don’t make a big fuss about the holidays in general, regardless of which one it might be. But I did take the time to wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day (since it was Father’s Day over here too).

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author

    Good advice to wish and communication to those in our lives when we can. I’m excited to see Noodles is making a come back!

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  8. Denise is right – reach out to those in our lives when we can. You never know what might happen. I haven’t gotten to Noodles yet, but I’ve seen pics and read enough to know I’ll be a fan, lol.

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  9. A lovely message about telling our dads we love them while we still can, Craig. And congrats on the sense of increasing momentum with your writing. That’s a successful day of writing regardless of the wordcount. 🙂

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  10. It’s tough when a parent is gone and we can’t pick up the phone and chat. I lost my father in 1982. I’d love to have one more conversation. I love where this story is heading. Sounds like it’s going to be another stellar read!

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  11. Hugs. So sorry, Craig. My dad’s been gone for twenty-five years now. I still miss him every day.

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