Both are salty!
Okay, maybe that’s not a very good joke. Sue me! I don’t know why cheese and pockets and pirates became so important to The Mangrove Legacy but as I go through the line edits for the new edition (yes, I know it was edited before — amazing how many details you can miss in a 120,000 word novel O.O) I remember again how much fun I had writing the book.
So when Adele started cajoling us to write very short stories for the Fox Pocket anthologies, there’s no surprise (is there?) that “Kit Marlowe” wrote a story that mentioned both, as well as a very strange beast that’s somehow ended up on Black Ethel’s ship.
Adele seems happy with the results and with all our contributions to the Pockets. And she’s been encouraging writers to blog on behalf of their creations. Kit wrote a bit about her obsession with cheese, a seemingly endless love affair:
The incredible importance of cheese to the remarkable history of the civilized world has often been overlooked. From the beginning of cheese, man (and woman, at least when she was not slimming) has always been the lynch pin that set the world to rights or changed the course of history, which as the scholars note, has never run smoothly.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was cheese and the cheese was good. Strict cheese creationists believe this, but those who require a more scientific explanation will do well to look at the work of curdologist Dr. Blaise Silver who posits a more natural origin story based on a knowledge of the fossil record and a lifetime spent with aging cheddars.
Read the rest of The Curious Incident of the Cheese in the Right Time…