Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strays


Every thousand words or so, one will drag itself out of the muck and across the lawn, shake itself off on the front step, and beg to be let in. I haven’t turned one away yet. But I’ve been bitten by some. And that, my friend, explains the blood.


Update:
In the Forum: “She emptied the bottle; he ignored his slumbering dog. Before the door slammed, they were wondering what they should do to celebrate April Fool’s’ Day.”

12 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

blood like this get blessed soon .

ambermaida said...

Wonderfully put- i have these strays you speak of visiting me as well... usually around 2 or 3am, but they sit at the foot of my bed staring at me.

How do you choose?

William Michaelian said...

Caio — yes.

Amber, thanks. I don’t know. I’m not sure who does the choosing....

vazambam said...

William,

This is compelling but Caio's "blood like this gets blessed soon"--even more so.

Jim Moffitt said...

Thats a pretty good average, I'm batting about 500.

William Michaelian said...

Vassilis, that’s exactly why I’ve decided to establish the new Caio Fernandes Comment Award.

Jim, a shipment of bandages is on its way!

ALeks said...

Hmmm....blood and blessings,almost as blood and wine!! I was fooled once so I can be fooled again! It is a first of April,Fool's Day! Good luck!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks! I always feel special on this day....

Rachel said...

Lieber William,

ein guter Gedanke!! ein sehr lehrreicher!

Ich wünsche dir von Herzen ein sonniges, schönes, glückliches Osterfest...

herzlichst, Rachel

William Michaelian said...

Thank you. A happy Easter to you, too, Rachel. And thanks, as always, for dropping in.

Momo Luna said...

Dear William,
a bit of blood once in awhile keeps the spirit alive.
The comment of Caio says it all!

Happy easter days for you and your beloved ones.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Momo Luna, best wishes to you and yours. It’s funny how Caio passes through our night like a bright, demented moon....