As of yesterday, my family is in quarantine. Thankfully we have at least most of what we need to stay in for two weeks, but I will have to take the next two weeks off work which will impact us financially.
The biggest issue for you as readers, though, is that I actually have less time to write with both kids home because they fight; and thanks to a series of seasonal colds that were tearing through the house before all this Coronavirus business kicked off, I was already burning through my buffer faster than I'd like. I should think I'll be able to build it back up before it runs out, but if the site suddenly goes silent for a little bit, I apologize and assure you that that's probably why. During this time, however, my wife and I have started settling details on an idea we had on extra content for you all, and I'm now very hopeful that will become a real thing. Stay tuned!
One final note. Due to various circumstances, I have not always managed this week (or last, if I'm honest) to share the word about new posts as promptly as I'd like. Do remember that no matter what time or day I advertise a given post, they always publish at the stroke of midnight on their scheduled publishing days, Eastern time (United States east coast). If you want to more reliably know when they're up, or just want first look at them, I would remind you that we offer a Tall Tales Mailing List which sends you the full content of each post at 2 am Eastern time (except the Narrator blog, which emails at 3 am to avoid Daylight Savings complications) on the day they publish! This only includes story blogs, and may in the future include very rare announcements about new things coming to Tall Tales.
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Matteson, P.I.: No Post
As Matteson was spending over a week focused on Lori and the fallout of Mark's death, his blog was not scheduled to update this week. However, because I did not want to rob you of something new to read during a period of social distancing, I added a short story that had previously only been available for sale to the website that day. Enjoy!
Over the hedge: golden calf 14
tall tales narrator: golden calf 15