Friday Recommends – Random

First, I have a new free science fiction short story up at #amwriting. Please click this #amwriting link and enjoy. This is also my assignment for the March Quills and Quibbles writers’ group meeting, so…. You know what they say: Two birds in the hand are better than being stoned. Or something.

If you’re in the Corydon, Indiana area, you seriously need to eat at The Green Door. It is beyond good.

My grandfather used to tell a joke about a little boy who always wanted more to eat. He would finish a meal by saying, “That was real good, what there was of it.” The family was going to have dinner with new friends, and his mother forbade him to say or imply that he hadn’t had enough. So, when dinner was over, the boy looked at her and nodded dutifully. Then he said, “Plenty of it, such as it was.”

I also remember a tale from the American Short Story program, in which a character would refuse additional helpings by saying, “I’ve had an elegant sufficiency. Any more would be a superfluity.”

At The Green Door, there’s an elegant sufficiency of it AND it’s superb. The menu — which is different every day — is posted on their web site. But, if you really want to hear all about food from a chef’s point of view, you NEED to read Chef Jesse’s False Pretensions version. His words are a feast in themselves.

Mark your calendars for That Book Place’s Author’s Fair on the weekend of March 17th. The Southern Indiana Writers Group and I will be there on the 17th. Maybe next year, we’ll do the weekend. That’s in Madison, Indiana.

We’re also gearing up for Louisville, Kentucky’s FandomFest the end of June. Bruce Campbell is gonna be there! I shall refrain from greeting him with, “Howdy, Brrrrrrisco!” I shall. I will!

It’s thundering, so I need to disconnect before I fry my modem.

WRITING PROMPT: Does your main character prefer quality or quantity? In everything, or in selected things?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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