A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an episodic epic…
If you read my epic farce, the Lore, you’ll soon find that it’s filled with fun puns, quips, and cultural nods. Here’s a case in point from a little vignette that I wrote last week (for the upcoming Episode 7). This passage plays off of the chorus from Bob Dylan‘s classic Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door:
John Cap gawked over Ho-man’s head and watched like a hawk as Fyryx took the rightful seat awaiting him by his loyal council Guard. They saluted. He seemed not to see. In fact he ignored the entire crowd.
The eagle-eyed teen bent the clerk’s near ear. “So, why is he acting like someone died?”
Ho-man replied in a reverent tone. “It’s his prized vell Arrowborne… by all accounts not long for this world and knock-knock-knocking on heaven’s door.” He turned for a glance and saw that the entrance was now covered up with a heavy flap. “Judging by the bit I heard, it sounds as though he broke the news to his nephews. Ayr, Pyr, and Ayron — they’re good lads. Doesn’t seem fair, making them suffer more, after all that their family has had to endure…”
I’ll refrain from any knock-knock jokes (although yours are welcome). But stay tuned for many more doors to the Lore!