Friday October 11th, 2013

The exercise:

Write four lines of prose that have something to do with: the lobster.

Tomorrow's market is the third to last of the year - that alone is enough to make me look forward to it. But it's also Thanksgiving weekend, so there should be a better than average turnout, which hopefully will make for good business for us.

Also: my sister and brother-in-law from Calgary will be meeting us there before joining us for turkey dinner tomorrow night.

Oh, and the weather isn't meant to be total crap either, so there's that too.


The house is brimming with the magical sounds of memories being made. Laughter fills the living room, drowning out the stereo and the world outside. Words flow down the hallways, languages blending together to form some new form of communication.

And from the kitchen a sudden crash on the floor, then a steady tick tick tick across the counter, lets everyone know that the lobster has escaped the pot again.


Greg said...

Happy Thanksgiving then! I think you manage to surprise me every year by reminding me that Canadian thanksgiving falls on a different day to the U.S. one. I should put it in a calendar or something.... We have no public holidays now until Christmas, but we do get Bonfire Night which no-one else does :)
I hope the market is less draughty this week (yes, I've been reading your catchup on the comments)!
The lobster escaped again? I'd say they should call him Houdini and make him a pet... Lovely scene that you've described though.

The lobster
"Lobsters mate for life, you know."
"Really, Derek?"
"And... I've been going to these tantric classes...?"
"It's as red as a lobster... but put it away now or I'll get the scissors out, Derek."

Marc said...

Greg - I suppose I could just Google it, but what's Bonfire Night all about?

Oh dear. Hahaha... poor Derek.

Greg said...

Bonfire Night celebrates the failure of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 16-something when James I was opening them. James I got the throne after Elizabeth I died, and he was also James VI of Scotland, thus uniting the two countries, which lead to various amounts of resentment. There may have been religious issues as well, as Elizabeth I had maintained the Church of England which her father, Henry VIII founded, and not supported the Catholics, so that whole period has a lot of persecution going on for your beliefs.
So on November 5th we build bonfires and burn effigies of Guy Fawkes (they're still called 'Guy's to this day, and remember... to eat toffee apples and set off fireworks :)

Marc said...

Greg - ah, I suspected it might have something to do with Guy Fawkes. Thanks for the history lesson :)