L is for Lonnie, Who Is Late

First, remember that my new collection of animal stories, TURTLE FEATHERS, is free every Friday of April.

In addition, it’s part of a grand Friday the 13th giveaway at the Kindle Freebies Book Bonanza, where over 70 books are free today!

Lonnie Carter, one of the title characters of “Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell”, agreed to be interviewed here today, but he overslept. His wife, Leola, isn’t awake yet, and he says he doesn’t know how to turn her computer on. So he’ll be joining us by text on his smartphone.

MA: Good morning, Lonnie.

LC: gd mrng. cofffee.

MA: What about coffee? …

Apparently, Lonnie has gone to get some coffee, which he doesn’t seem to think he can do at the same time he responds to questions. So please allow me to take this time while we’re waiting to tell you that “Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell” is the title story of the collection by the same name. Only the one story is about Lonnie, thank God. The others are about other people and other animals. A second Lonnie story, “Lonnie, Me and the Battle of St. Crispin’s Day”, is due out this year in the Southern Indiana Writers’ anthology HOLIDAY BIZARRE.

LC: love coofee

MA: Ah, you’re back, and I think you’re saying that you love coffee.

LC: mmmmmm

MA: Lonnie, tell us how you and Tiny, the “me” in your titles, met.

LC: same nabrhd. he ws a ltl sqrt. i tk cr of him.

MA: You grew up in the same neighborhood. When you were both very young, Tiny really was tiny, and you took care of him. Now he’s huge, right?

LC: yes

MA: So did you leave school one spring with you big and him little, and come back in the fall the other way around?

LC: yes

MA: …I’ll bet there’s a funny story there.

LC: yes ha ha

MA: …Would you like to tell it to us?

LC: tny wll

MA: Tiny will tell that story?

LC: yes ha ha

MA: …Well, it’s been wonderful interviewing you, Lonnie. Gosh, I’m glad we had this chance to talk.

LC: ok bye

~sigh~ Maybe I should have interviewed Tiny. Or Leola. Or the dog. Or the smartphone. Or a rock.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Interview a fictional character.



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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One thought on “L is for Lonnie, Who Is Late

  1. Margo Kelly

    April 13, 2012 at 9:05am

    Nicely done! 🙂

    Wow. I enjoyed your post and tried to leave a message, but the site wouldn’t let me post only the two words above as my comment.

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      Marian Allen

      April 13, 2012 at 9:31am

      Thanks, Margo! Yes, my spam filter is set up to require more than two words. Thank you so much for taking the time to expand enough to please the Gatekeeper. lol!


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  2. Jane

    April 13, 2012 at 11:16am

    Hi. I think “Lonie and Me and the Hound from Hell” is possibly one of the single most funniest stories ever. So there!

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  3. Charmaine Clancy

    April 13, 2012 at 7:00pm

    I agree with Jane, and your mum. Love that story and Lonnie has lived up to his persona here in this in-depth interview. Love it!

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      Marian Allen

      April 13, 2012 at 9:16pm

      “In-depth interview with Lonnie Carter” is a contradiction in terms. lol! I can’t wait to read UNDEAD KEV. Heeeee!


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