A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an episodic epic…
Folks, here’s a fresh-poured snort of Lore involving a couple of piggy innkeepers, an ambitious pair of tavern owners with more than grog and pub grub in mind.
To be sure, they’re archetypal characters. I bet you can think of a few progenitors. Even musical ones (think Les Mis).
Charlatans. Snake-oil salesmen. Grifters. What would we ever do without them?!
“Wife, I have a scheme today.”
“Husband, you must have read my mind.”
“Our chump’s come in.”
“We just need to scam him.”
“And leave this lowlife lot behind.”
“I’m thinking a con job should do the trick.”
“A shell game…”
“Then we sneak up the social ladder.”
“And break into high society.”
“First class, here we come at last!”
[Photo: Parc Omega – Montebello, Quebec, Canada]