Sigh. Silly beastie. Can't really blame him. I mean, it's chocolate.
I stressed. He's fine. Not even an upset tummy. Apparently chocolate frosting on a birthday candle or a single semi-sweet chocolate chip isn't enough to even faze a skunk's digestive tract. But I really need to be more careful. Hobkin appears to have acquired both a taste and a nose for the stuff, and can pounce and swallow faster than I can bend and snatch.
Also, on the laptop front, I updated the BIOS (thanks for the suggestion, cyber_pagan) and am now waiting to see if that did any good. And, I've been working off battery more often--although the amount of time a fully charged battery provides is downright pathetic--to see if the shut down happens while solely on battery. So far, one day and no mysterious power outage . . . and counting.
Did some research on an Egyptian myth that I think I'd like to turn into a retelling to try on Cricket, but it's really hard finding source material. It's the Unut/Wenet and Wepuat/Un-nefer/Osiris moon-hare tale. I'm good with Osiris, but I'd really like more info on Unut/Wenet.
If I continue to come up dry on the source material front, I'm leaning toward retelling the Greek Arachne Myth instead. But I worry that that myth is simply too well known, and therefore done. I'd ask fosteronfilm if he's heard of Arachne, but he's not much of a myth/folklore/fairy tale sort and nine times out of ten he'll give me "huh" face for even the most well known myths. So I can't count on him being unfamiliar with a myth necessarily indicating that it's obscure. But just because I know a myth backward and forward, it doesn't mean it's common knowledge either. Grumph. I need a control group. Or . . . a poll!
Do you know the Greek myth of Arachne?
New Words: -500 on "Rue and Ruin." Culled about 500 words and foisted it on the hubby. He thinks I should turn it into a novel. Yup. Also, I went back and looked over the anthology guidelines. Doh! When I thought they'd said a max word count of 12K, it was actually 20K, so I'm going to put back in some of the bits I pulled out.
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