Okay, Twitter friends Stacy Juba, author of Sink or Swim and all kinds other good books, and Wendy Cartmell, author of the Sgt. Major Crane crime novels, both retweeted a post from David L. Atkinson, so I hopped over to look at his blog.
SO GLAD I DID! David L. Atkinson is a writer of novels and poetry, and a cooker of food. Dan Antion would love his recipes: they are meatalicious! I love this post about writing he did yesterday, too.
Then, on Facebook, I saw the news about the octopus who did a successful prison break and returned himself to the ocean. Go, Inky!
That lead me to a post that says scientists have determined that Moby Dick could totally have wrecked a ship. Of course he could! Would Herman Melville lie?
So then somebody had to say that whales are related to goats. They are. Also: hippos. And, of course, it’s like, DUH. Hello? Mammals? But, somehow, I have less trouble imaging whales being related to humans than to goats, hippos, cows, and horses. Especially, for some reason, goats.
And THE-E-EN I was led, in inevitable doomed procession, to Whales In Space, specifically the Goat page. Whales In Space: “Exploring the weirdness of aliens, UFOs, exopolitics, cryptozoology, sasquatchploitation, other paranormal fortean phenomenon, and ultraterrestrial activities.” I can tell this is going to be one of my favorites.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write something that includes both a whale and a goat. Extra points if there’s also a UFO and/or a sasquatch.