Operation Oysterhood: 6 November

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

I am writing with Mozart on my lap – it must be the rain that keeps him indoors, wanting cuddles and attention. Or he knows about my nightmares. Malignant narcissism on full display is quite triggering, so I sometimes wake up screaming. The tangerine tantrums continue. And all we need is a balmy, boring blue to set in. We need rest.

I spent the day editing and researching literary archives. The only interruption was a trip to the printers to pick up the first copies of Death and the After Parties by Joanne Hichens. I delivered them to the Book Lounge for Joanne to sign – thank you to everyone who pre-ordered a copy of the book! We always knew it would look stunning, but the real thing is even better than we’d imagined. I cannot thank Monique enough for all her patience and care in designing the book. It is a beauty! And the content … Please read it. You will no regret it. A brave and beautiful book.

What better way to end the working week than with a dinner with my love at The Hoghouse?

We ate and drank well, as always! And I will be having chocolate-chip cookies with my coffee tomorrow morning. No matter what the night brings! Insomnia and nightmares can be magicked away with chocolate-chip cookies as good as those from The Hoghouse!

I contacted Krystian when I started writing to show him Mozart – he was with Mozart’s sister, Myszka. Feline and human siblings meeting on Skype :)

Mozart is still on my lap. I hope I can get him to stay home tonight and sleep on my bed …

Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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