I look over my shoulder, away from the computer screen. “What?”
Buzz leans down, his black curly hair prickling my ear. “You’re writing a blog?!”
I lean away and scratch my nose. “Yeah, I’m trying to.”
Pulling his inhaler out of his mouth, Aubrey steps up on my opposite side. “But you said you’d never write about yourself.”
“I know. I know.” I rock my head side to side. “But if more people are gonna read about you guys, it’s what I gotta do.”
“Who’d want to read about these two toad throwers?” With crossed arms, Rodriqa walks up behind me, her head tilted and her beaded braids falling onto her left shoulder.
“I wanna read about me,” replied Buzz.
“I’m not sure I’m interesting enough,” said Aubrey.
“It doesn’t matter.” I rest my fingertips on the keyboard. “If no one has the opportunity, then you’re just lost in my imagination.”
“So it’s like the tree that falls in the forest.” Buzz raises his hands. “If no ones there to hear, does it become a bedroom suit?”
Rodriqa scrunches up her cheek. “I think you mean, does it make a sound.”
“Of course it makes a sound.” Buzz scoffs. “The compression and rarefaction of oxygen and nitrogen molecules makes sure of that.”
“Always has to be about science, doesn’t it?” Rodriqa rolls her eyes. “Not everyone wants to listen to your dweebfits all the time.”
“Dweebfits?” Buzz pushes his horn-rimmed glasses up his nose. “Well, maybe we get tired of putting up with all your glamor glitchin’.”
Rodriqa cracks her knuckles. “Listen here, you little…”
“GUYS!” I lower my head and rub my eyes. “You’re not helping. I need to finish this first blog. Can you behave for like two seconds?”
“You’re gonna need more than two seconds.” Aubrey points at the keyboard. “I’ve seen how slowly you write.”
I shake my head. “Thanks, Aub.”
Howdy! I’m Ashland Menshouse and I invite you to visit www.ashlandmenshouse.com, on its way to become one snail shucker of a website.
There, I plan to share insights about my writing, the direction I’m headed with the “Last” series, and showcase the mythology of creatures, both shade and shinar, and Buzz’s inventions. Also, I’ll talk about upcoming events, from signings to festivals, and other exciting news all while sharing the rolling trail of all things bright and beautiful, disparaging and distracting, frightful and enraging along the swathe of pen and process.
About Ashland Menshouse
A Writer's Tale
Scarlett Van Dijk
Writer of young adult, fantasy series, the Sky Stone series, poetry and short stories.
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