The names are really funny to me. Actually, all the names in my old stories. I loved names. Even now I have a very long list of the names that I will name my children, provided whoever I marry likes them (the names, not the children) and I actually want to bear...fifteen children.
Yeah. SO not happening.
Anyway, I really love names, but I used to like really strange ones. All I can say is I really labored over those names. :-)
So, here we have Character Sketch number one. I suspect it to be based on a fable.
( The Horses )
And finally, the last story.: A combination of Victorian moralizing children's literature and utter weirdness a la yours truly...who truly did keep pet katydids when they were in season for several years. Also, a funny thing: Except for the katydids, the characters are nothing like me. However, the geography of the story is my house. Even now when I read it, I can see in my head where everything is taking place--my house about 10 years ago.
( Best Friends, Forever? )
Well, I hope you enjoyed. 2001 is around the corner with more fascinating poetry and prose. :-P