The phrase “bucket list” has become so ubiquitous it didn’t occur to me to look it up until just now, LOL…but it comes from “things I want to do before I kick the bucket.” Since I’m generally a homebody who loves routine, I wouldn’t say my bucket list is that extensive, but there are a few things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
When I was a kid, I had a Dennis the Menace comic book in which he explored the Winchester Mystery House—and I’ve been wanting to see it for myself ever since. I also really want to visit Coney Island. These things shouldn’t be too difficult to do if I just make the time, and I feel like I still have lots of time to get there.
A few years ago I did cross a major thing off my list: visiting the catacombs under Paris. Many moons ago when I was in art school, a guy I knew was raving about his trip, and I’d been eager to see them ever since. It was quite the experience—huge underground walls of bones and skulls—made even better by the fact that I got to share it with my dear friend Clare London. (Here we are enjoying a Parisian beer afterward.) But I do recommend, if you go, that you buy your tickets online first. We waited in line for ages.
In the newest ABCs of Spellcraft adventure, 99-year-old Morticia Shirque finally gets to start working on her bucket list. It was a lot of fun coming up with some of the weird things she’s always wanted to try :-)
Dixon might not be the obvious choice for the new Hand of the Penn family, but since an enchanted string marked him as Fonzo’s replacement, everyone’s on board. Especially Yuri.
But with great power comes great responsibility. The new mayor’s brother is in a real pickle—but since he’s been blacklisted by the Spellcraft circuit, no one can Craft for him. When the man begs for help, even Dixon’s hands are tied.
Or are they?
Now that Morticia Shirque is officially part of the family, Dixon could prevail on her wisdom to find a good loophole. Unfortunately, the venerable Scrivener is working on her bucket list and won’t be able to advise him anytime soon.
As Dixon and Yuri scramble to solve the problem the “old-fashioned way,” one thing is certain: you never can tell where the power of Spellcraft will lead you.
Don’t forget, you can find cool Spellcraft and Practical Penn T-shirts and mugs in my merchandise shop. There’s also some fundraiser merch to support the production of the next PsyCop audiobook.
I’m thinking of moving to a new shopping cart since my current one, while nice, is a bit too costly. And I’ll probably winnow down the offerings to include only my most popular items when I do. So if there’s an older design you’ve had your eye on, consider grabbing it.