We are heading to the coast for two days with the intention of visiting a college with my daughter but with the real purpose of letting me put myself into salt water to keep me from shifting into mermaid form. Fresh water only works for so long, and then I need to immerse myself in the real stuff. And if a fried clam gets in my way, its odds for survival are not good.
I need a break from reality in the worst way right now. My summer of writing turned into a summer of doctor's offices and very long needles, but all is well now and I am going to be producing prose like mad for the rest of it.