Allegra

“I want you to do some magic to make it tame, but what’s the use of petting a tiger?”

Ballistic Kiss, p. 127

Just for Fun! Six-Word Saturday

Today, self is participating in Travel with Intent‘s Six-Word Saturday Photo Challenge.

The only requirement is that your post must have a six-word title.

This morning, self decided to use Google Translate to figure out what’s on this T-shirt, which she bought in Prague, 2019:

Ever since she bought it, she’s been wondering if it says something . . . lewd? Why’d she wait this long to find out? Stoo-pid.

Here’s the translation:

what’s up here, stick one!
I don’t roll,
I’m an exhibit!

LOL

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Sandman Slim’s Grade A Party Trick Game

I walk to a shadow at the far side of the room and step through it. Come out behind Janet.

“Boo.”

She jumps like she saw a rattlesnake.

“How did you do that? That was cool.”

Sandman Slim Entertains

He has a meltdown. On the way home from the grocery store (He’s bought $500 worth of groceries), he gets involved in a road rage incident (This is L.A.), but the worst part is realizing that he forgot to get beer.

His friend Janet tells him, “You’ll get the hang of parties again. They’re pretty easy when you stop panicking, which you clearly are.”

Teddy

“When I call Teddy a ghoul I don’t mean he’s a creep or anything. He’s a real ghoul — he eats people.” — p. 31

LOLZ!

There’s a surprise on every page of this novel.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

A Little Early: April 9 BRIGHT SQUARES

The host of this challenge is The Life of B.

Love her A bright evening.

For her 9th picture of BRIGHT SQUARES, self chose (1) a picture of another of her buttons, and (2) an umbrella on Courthouse Square, Redwood City, directly across from the historic Fox Theatre, sadly still closed due to the pandemic.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Smile at a Rabid Dog

The supernatural killer (whose name self can’t quite remember, but it’s easy not to get him mixed up with other characters; he’s the narrator) goes into an L.A. supermarket, determined “to shop the hell out of this place.”

First encounter: “a young guy in a spotless apron” asks him, “Care to try a sausage?”

Narrator (“trying to act like a normal person chatting with another normal person”): It reminds me of manticore tail.

Young Guy: Manticore?

Narrator: You know, those big fuckers that graze along the Styx.

“He smiles at me the way you smile at a rabid dog, hoping it will bite the guy across the room and not you.”

LOL

LOL

LOL

Thoughts of a Ghost Janitor

I’m nervous about her coming to the party. So I’ll be extra polite, wear a clean shirt, and try not to set anything on fire.

Ballistic Kiss, p. 19

Self is excited about this party the MC’s been referring to since opening pages. He’s even lining up movies for his guests: Face/Off, Con-Air (Movies self has watched more than once! Did self mention how excited she was for this party? Something big is sure to go down!)

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

The Narrator, Ballistic Kiss

Which is when the fucking phone rings again. For a minute I feel a twinge of relief, hoping it’s Candy with a good excuse to cancel the party. Instead it’s Abbott. My landlord. His calls, I can’t ignore. I put the phone on speaker and say hello as I continue cleaning the weapons.

pp. 10 – 11

Ha. Ha. Ha. What is this series? It’s self’s first Sandman Slim. Loving the tone.

April 7 BRIGHT SQUARES

Self has vowed to post on this challenge every day through the month of April.

It’s the little things, ya know.

The host of this challenge is The Life of B.

Self has a personal affinity for buttons, bright coats, and Japanese rice/soup bowls (These were from a Japanese department store in London)

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

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