About a year ago, I got this idea in my head to write a story about a sheep and a rabbit who are friends. The idea for the story came from online chats with a real life friend who was born in the year of the rabbit. I was born in the year of the sheep. Since that first story: “Sheepy Takes a Tumble,” the project has grown to 18 stories and counting (not all of which are written yet). I hope to have complete drafts of all the stories sometime in early 2017 (assuming the project doesn’t expand with more stories). I have been calling this project “Sheepy and Bunny are Friends,” but it needs a better title.
Here is my table of contents to date:
- Bad Farmer on the Prowl.
- The Garden Invasion.
- The Rainbow Lamb Decoy.
- Sheepy Takes a Tumble.
- A Day at the Sheep Races.
- Bunny Goes “Hee Haw.”
- Kitty Plays Fetch.
- The Silkie Story.
- Happy Shearing Day.
- Sheepy Gets Clogged.
- Beave and Monkey Become Friends.
- The Surprise Party.
- Sheepdog Gets a Visitor.
- Christmas with Uni the Unicorn.
- Moma’s Magical Poopuri.
- The Night of the Woolyburgler.
- The Festival of the Moonbeans.
- Easter Magic.
After I get them all done, I’ll collect them into a book and self-publish them on Amazon. Then you can read about Sheepy and Bunny and their friends on the farm: Sheepdog, Kitty, Chippy and Chilly the chipmunks, Mr. Squirrel, the Silkie chickens, and Bessie the cow, with guest appearances by Monkey, Donkey, Piggy the Magician and Hairdresser, and Beav the beaver.
Watch out for Bad Farmer and his housewife; they are always making trouble for the animals.
Here is a cute picture of a Sheep and a Rabbit I found online.
Bah bah says Sheepy. Hope you like the stories. Sheepy does a little sheep dance and drops some poop balls.
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I’m also currently working on what I think will be a novella, tentatively titled: “An Everlasting Name.” The title comes from a passage in Isaiah 56: 4-5.
Neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
The story concerns the love of an elder monk for his younger monastic brother. This story brings together my interests in religion and spirituality and issues of gay love. This story is absolutely chaste; there’s no naughtiness or shenanigans, and is intended as a parable or metaphor.
I also have a half-dozen short stories in various stages of completion that I hope to make some more progress on. I don’t know how to describe them, since they don’t seem to fit nicely into any genre. They are more literary fictions: some have religious themes, some have gay themes.
I’m also preparing some new blog posts that I hope to have up soon. It’s in my blog where I get to be humorous, and I hope funny, even outright silly!