Yes. Hello. Yes. I’m — ahem — pardon me — I’m Captain Joan A. Fazzaria of the Galactic Union Space Troopers, currently captain of the St. Gregory the Wonderworker. That’s a teaching ship, run cooperatively by the Troopers and the co-ed Jesuits. So we carry … um … yes … teachers and … students.
Yes, I do bite my nails. Why, yes, rather badly. Um.
Oh, you want to know why the title of my post is Jinx? When your name is Joan A. and you’re on a ship, Jinx is a fairly inevitable nickname. Besides, I sometimes seem to be just a little bit prone — or my ship seems a little bit prone — to … um … mishaps.
But I maintain it isn’t me. I maintain it’s the students. Or, actually, the teachers.
Jinx and those teachers (but only tangentially the students) appear in FORCE OF HABIT, a comic science fiction police procedural currently out of print. Gotta get that back out one of these fine days.
Meanwhile, hop over to Fatal Foodies, where I’m posting about Turkish coffee.
And enjoy the A-to-Z Challenge by visiting PaleopiX, Musings in Science, Writing, and Life in General. Also beer.
I plan to attempt Story A Day May again this year, beginning — oddly enough — on the first of May.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What makes your main character nervous? Like nail-biting nervous? Not scared, just jittery.