Vampire Gerbil

Another Monday.  Several of you know why there’s a sigh in those two words. 😉
I’m ready for this week.  Since I didn’t want to share my hovering cold with an expectant mother, I skipped a family baby shower and instead caught up my cleaning.  Gutted my son’s room which was scary and exhausting, but he’ll be able to keep up with it better now.  I also gathered all my research on this WIP and put it into a binder and tidied up my office so it’s primed for some solid writing time. 
It’s good that I’ll be sitting and writing.  My body is soooo complaining over the cleaning marathon.  I must have gone up and down stairs a hundred times and in addition to getting my house in order, the son and I had to catch and contain an escaped, bloodthirsty gerbil. 
Kisten and yes, he’s named for the vampire in Kim Harrison’s books, had apparently been transferred from cage to fish tank.  He got out once and my daughter, who was away most of the weekend, didn’t tell us. 
She just draped the fish tank with my favorite red, chenille throw. 
The son and I found the little, black monster perched atop the destroyed blanket, cleaning red fuzzies from his claws. And in true vampire fashion, the thing drew blood before we got him back in the tank and taped the crap out of that lid.  He’ll chew through it, but it’ll take awhile.
Saber, our cat, has been hovering in the upstairs hallway.  Now I know why.

About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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One Response to Vampire Gerbil

  1. Gotta watch those blood-thirsty vampire gerbils! Sounds like you’ve been really productive as far as housework goes. Now you can work on you WIP without the guilties.

    Have a wonderful week, my friend. 🙂


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