Interrupting Tortoise

So it’s been a while since I updated, though not for lack of progress of various sorts.  I have to show you why I can’t make progress today, though.

This is my neighbor’s tortoise.  This is also my house.  Do I know which neighbor owns the tortoise?  No.  Does it belong in my house?  No.  Does it want to be in my house?  Nooooot really.

(I’m currently writing this from the backyard, where it’s taking offense to the chainlink fence.)

How did I end up with someone else’s tortoise?  A kindly passerby saw it strolling down my street, stopped her car and rang my doorbell.  Most people on this block aren’t around at noon on a Thurday (I have learned this by ringing a lot of doorbells today) but Thursday happens to be one of my days off, so here I am.  My cover artist is also here, on the first day of her visit, so we popped our heads out to see what was going on.

Now, I’ve seen this tortoise or one of its friends before, trundling down my road.  They are apparently escape artists, and this one’s pretty energetic when it gets going.  It doesn’t really let anything stop it either.  So after I managed to urge it off the road, it decided to go up my walkway and then into my house.

Alas, I have no tortoise food, and it’s a bit ornery, so to make sure it doesn’t stay long, I put up  bunch of posters.  DID YOU LOSE A TORTOISE?  CALL ME.  PLEASE.

Now we’re in the backyard, playing the waiting portion of this game.  When does its owner get home?  Will they see the posters?  Who knows?  Life is an adventure.

This is why I’ve gotten nearly no editing done today.

About H. Anthe Davis

Worldbuilder. Self-published writer.
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2 Responses to Interrupting Tortoise

  1. Erica Dakin says:

    You need a tortoise treadmill or something to make sure it doesn’t wander off while you wait for its owner.

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