Lonnie In Progress #SampleSunday

Kids, ah’m tard of posting excerpts from A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE. Go buy a copy, already, and read it and love it and leave a review at Amazon, ‘k’? ‘K’.

LonnieToday, Imma post an excerpt from the Lonnie and Tiny story I’m working on now: “Lonnie, Me and the Blowed Up Santa”. These are the same characters from “Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell”, the title story of a collection of stories about animals and oddities. I’ve published two Lonnie and Tiny stories, and written two the end of 2014, and I’m working on this one. When it’s done, I’ll put out a small collection just of Lonnie and Tiny stories. Meanwhile, go buy a previous collection, read it, love it, and leave a review. Okay, that’s settled.

The Logic of Lonnie

excerpt from “Lonnie, Me and the Blowed Up Santa”
by Marian Allen

“Where in the world did you get this thing?”

I toed the pile of red vinyl that took up way too much of Lonnie and Leola’s front yard.

“I ordered it out of a magazine. It come yesterday.”

“Like this? I mean, wasn’t it in a box or something?”

“Yeah, it was in a box.”

“All folded up nice and neat?”


“And you unfolded it and slopped it all over the yard like this because why?”

“You been in our house. You think we got room for this bad boy in the house? We’re gonna put it outside, so I unpacked it outside.”

That kinda made sense, so I said, “We don’t have to blow it up with our own personal air, do we? Did it come with a pump?”

“Come with a pump and a connector hose and all.”

“Where’s that?”

“Still in the house in its box.”

“And the pump and hose are still in the house in the box because ….”

“We got room in the house for that.”


Looking forward to finishing this story and getting the collection out.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: How much foolishness would your main character put up with for a friend?



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 “Lonnie In Progress #SampleSunday

  1. Jane

    January 4, 2015 at 9:45am

    Har har har!!!

    Unfortunately, I can totally relate to the space logic of Lonnie. I, too, am more likely to put away a big thing than a little thing. Until all the litle things become a big thing, too, and then I must deal with it/them.

    For years, the newspaper would call me up with deals to subscribe and they were totally flummoxed when I said why I wouldn’t take the deal and run: “I can’t throw the old papers away fast enough.”

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      Marian Allen

      January 4, 2015 at 1:49pm

      I hear you about the newspapers! Mom only takes the paper Wednesday through Sunday, and we’re up to our armpits in newsprint!

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