Welcome to the last week of Story A Day May. As always, I’ve enjoyed the exercise, and I hope you have, too. Today’s story is based on a true encounter last night and this morning, although I assure you Charlie is fine. And now you…

For those who don’t know, years and years ago, I wrote a novel (currently out of print) set on Llannonn, a planet where courtesy is literally the law. When I went on a blog book tour for the novel, I ran a contest for naming…