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.