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Chapter 20

April 3, 2015
Posted at 2:01 pm

There has been some comment that 'Sassenach' is Scottish and not Irish. Since the only thing Irish about me is the whiskey I drink, and I don't like Scotch, I had to do a little research. Here's what I found on UrbanDictionary.com: "Sassenach: The Gaelic term for a Saxon. Survives in modern day Ireland and Scotland as a derogatory term for an English person." I found an almost identical listing under Dictionary.com, with the only differences being in spelling between Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.

Now, if somebody Irish can provide me with an equally appropriate Irish Gaelic insult, let me know. I'm an equal opportunity insulter.

I seem to have won several Clitorides Awards for A Fresh Start and Epilogue. I took top honors in: Long Erotic Story, Epic Erotic Story, Best Romantic Story, Best Erotic Science Fiction Story, and Best Do-Over Sex Story. I also received Honorable Mentions (I think) in Lifetime Achievement and Author of The Year. I've never really followed this before, so I don't know if I was even nominated in previous years. I've never won a writing award before. Interesting. Thanks to everybody who voted for me.

My wife has started reading A Fresh Start, though she reads at the speed of a glacier. Her best comment was when she got to Chapter 15 and learned about the Carl Buckman Experience. She laughed and said, "Now I know it's not science fiction! It's fantasy!" Her most common phrase is, "You have a vivid imagination!"

Lastly, this is Chapter 20, and is the end of Book One. Don't plan on seeing any more adventures for Grim until maybe the end of May.

- rlfj