On the twelfth day of Christmas/Yule/
my true love sent to me
Twelve knights a-jousting
Eleven gods a-squabbling
Ten priests a-scheming
Nine robots computing
Eight maids a-butt kicking
Seven dragons a-flying
Six zombies a-walking
Five woodcutter’s sons (on a quest)
Four talismans Three demons
Two emperor’s heirs,
And the one ring of power to bind them all …
And from me:
may you all have some great fantasy reading in 2009,
including a new Glenda Larke (the best yet)!
And why am I jumping the gun on the New Year wishes?
Because today is the Islamic calendar’s New Year’s Day.
Happy New Year!
And here, just for fun,
is the longhorn beetle
now sitting on my verandah clothes-line.
[And yes, all you dryer-using people – we use clothes-lines.
In fact, I can’t say I know anyone who uses a dryer here,
although I am sure there must be some around.]
This guy is about an inch and a half in body length.