Since I still haven't figured out how to plot the story in the world of my "novel" I'm not doing nanowrimo. And not doing nanowrimo again, since there is no way to get off their site. No way to delete my contact there. A worthwhile charity goal, but it becomes sort of mandatory after awhile. I've had to block all email from them to avoid them.
Need to keep writing, though. So, unofficially nablowrimo, I will post daily. And to start it off, since this is my earliest way to organize thoughts, going alphabetical. An item as a jumping off point, letter by letter. Forged in my years shelving at libraries.
And if I'm going for conventional and organized, then A is for Apple.
I've bobbed for apples, at least once successfully. Rather a disgusting party game, and probably no longer allowed at church halloween parties. The Catholic church more accepting than evangelical or even protestant churches, of folk belief. Like the people, keep their beliefs and convert them at least nominally. Bite the apple, take on the knowledge of sin, then they are hooked and in need of forgiveness. Enough rope, or alcohol, to give them something to regret and need absolution from the only shop in town that guarantees redemption. Nice racket.
I do like caramel apples, although I won't eat anything sticky enough to pull out my crowns, not these days. Never cared for candy apples, too difficult to get both textures together, so why bother coating one with the other? Used to like biting into apples, but even as a kid, preferred to eat one with a knife, slicing off irregular wedges to eat one by one. Never liked "Delicious" apples, and resented that their very name was deceptive advertising. Galas and Romes are the most consistently good varieties around here, ironically. Since neither are grown here. I grew up with Macintoshes, tart and hard. But I haven't seen any good ones in decades.
Made apple-stuff last night, turned out very well. Apples, graham crackers, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter in a bowl, microwave 15 minutes, eat.
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