The Swamp has been hit with the plague, so I’ve been huddling inside a salt circle warded by every known repulsion spell I can possible conceive of. First it raced past the beautiful gardens at Dreamer’s place and left foliage carnage in its wake. Snarky managed to curb its insatiable appetite with a few well-aimed licks of her whip of displeasure. I haven’t heard from Smokey, the haze is pretty deep, but I think that’s what’s keeping the plague in check for him. As for Quirky, nope, he tried, but in the end he too fell. Red managed to put a whole ocean of water between him and the feared virus carrier. Eerie and Mischievous? Well, they headed up Troll Mountain and let the frigid temps discourage the plague’s forward momentum. For a while it looked like Mighty Dwarf was going to escape, but then this week, she finally succumbed, swearing and cursing all the way. We’re experimenting with a few medicinal drams in an effort to weaken the stupid bug, but so far all it does is knock the victim out, leaving them to roll around in bed with a few weak moans.
Even here in our humble shack we haven’t been totally immune. Knight in Slightly Muddy Armor went down a few days ago. Supportive spouse that I am, I vanquished him to another room as far from me as possible, because, let’s face it, I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE SICK. Oh no, with the Prankster Duo at full steam, demands from that pesky job that pays the bills, edits to finish, queries/synopsis to compose, the Blogger Book Fair to prep for and preparing to start the next WIP in February, there is not a lot of time to be laying around moaning. Unless of course those moans are because my brain is on the verge of imploding under the massive to-do list that haunts my nightmares.
Until this harbringer of aches and fevers removes its shadow from the Swamp, I’m staying put, hunkering down and ignoring the anquished moans of suffering. I’m fairly certain that’s the only way I’m going to make it!
Besides the Blogger Book Fair starts in two weeks and none of my highly anticipated visitors want to dodge the plague!
If the plague has found you, my sympathies, but please don’t be offended if I say that from wayyyy over here!
Until next week….