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Today I am re-treading a bit of an old story.  It's about Harry Mackenzie, 'fake-poet', a rather curmudgeonly and reclusive so-and-so who nonetheless somehow ends up being various people's "pet project" over the course of his story.  He's one of my favourite characters - mostly because he's terrible.  He is the sort of person who, no matter what's going on around him, never fails to be smelly and cynical.  He shares his house with mould.  He lives on food from the 'Four Ostriches' takeaway on the corner.  (To this day I'm not entirely sure why it's called that.  But I used to have this annoying habit of giving my fictional food/drink outlets bizarre names.  There was a pub in Hornbeam Parva called 'The Hat and Handbag' which Meredith used to frequent with his childhood playmate Queenie Furlong... ah, memories...!)

Well, H. Mackenzie, welcome back awhile.  The smell of mothballs and unwashed crockery precedes you!

I'm about to get to the part where Harry's wife Judith leaves him to join a religious order in Zurich.  (Again... why??!  Where that idea came from, I will never know.  Although I suppose, since he should never have got involved with a woman in the first place, she has to be eradicated and almost *exorcised*.)

Maybe I'll post an extract later on... or maybe not.  We'll see. ;-)



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Jan. 29th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Smelly and cynical, and shares his house with mould.

Sounds quite interesting, that.
Jan. 29th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
It's a bad case of "bachelorissimo". :-)
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Jan. 30th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)

Maybe the baking aromas will help inspire you...
Jan. 31st, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Curmudgeons are sometimes my favorite people. Grouchy and unwilling to admit to loneliness, they're like puzzles to be solved.
"How do I get him or her to smile? hmmm"
Jan. 31st, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
Hmmm indeed...

In this case I'd suggest joining H at the edge of the room, affecting an acrid scowl, and commenting on how lame the entire world is. ;-)
Feb. 1st, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
you mean like this? :D
funny pictures

Feb. 1st, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Aww, cute!!
Thanks, that's put a smile on my face on a cold morning! :-)

Alternative caption:

"Tickle my tummy - FEEL MY CLAWS!"
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Feb. 1st, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
Hello there! :-)

Thanks for adding me. I shall have a read of your journal first but I expect I'll be adding you back...
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Eavesdrop, snoop, and sigh with yearning...

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