A Long Week and a Lovey Chicken

Happy Friday, Aledan Merfolk! This has been a long, emotion-filled week, so we’re going to keep this update short and sweet.

I finished reading FANTASY MEDLEY 3, and really enjoyed each of the short stories (the third one was confusing through most of it, but man that ending!). I definitely recommend buying a copy and checking the stories out yourself – you’re bound to like at least one of them. Now I’m reading QUEEN OF THE TEARLING, although I’ve been so tired this week that I haven’t even finished the first chapter. I’ve been going to bed early instead.

The writing was going great until I got to the current scene and stalled. Not because I know what happens, but because I do, and it’s so utterly horrible that I don’t want to write it. But I need to, because if I don’t, I can’t write the scene where the bad guy gets what’s coming to him. And whoaboy does he have it coming, especially after this scene.

On the chicken front: Mononoke has started letting us pet her! In fact, she tried to jump into Hub’s arms the other day when he was petting her. We think she’s close to laying her first egg, because she’s been acting different lately. If you go anywhere near her she hunkers down with her wings out and wants some love. She even let Hops the dog sniff her up the other day before turning around and looking at her like “Hey! Your nose is cold.”

Princess Mononoke (black and white) and Ripley (brown/grey) through the window.

I hope you have a restful weekend, Aledans. I’ll see you Sunday for Custom Pony of the Week, and Tuesday for Science News!

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

7 thoughts on “A Long Week and a Lovey Chicken”

  1. Definitely sounds like she’s about to lay! The Chicken Chick blog calls that hunkering down thing the ‘submissive squat’ and they pretty much only start doing it once they get to laying age, and are ready to mate (if there was a rooster around). If they have free-range of the yard, I’d start checking any nest-like spot that’s around. There’s no guarantee that they’ll actually use the provided nest boxes in the coop if they have access to anywhere they want. We had one hen start hopping the fence to lay in some cedar tree branches a neighbor had trimmed once. XD

    Good luck with your hard scene! Those are so rough, but there’s never any escaping them. *hugs*

    1. Oh thank goodness! When I first saw your reply I thought “DON’T TELL ME IT’S ANOTHER ROOSTER!” 😉

      We’ve been checking under all the bushes where she likes to hang out, but haven’t seen anything yet. I’m super excited we’ll finally get an egg soon though! And once it’s starting to warm up again we’re going to get a couple new babies ^_^

    2. We got our first egg this morning! She was so noisy all morning we knew it was coming, and then Ripley went into the coop and got the nest all ready for her, and Mona went in and laid her egg! ^.^

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