It's late. Your cat knows where you are.
'Ah,' you say. 'That Molly is a professional cat. Look how she poses for pictures.' Wrong. The Editorial Assistant Kitty is just interesting to photograph because a) she's always trying to rearrange things, and b) she pays absolutely no attention to anything you happen to be doing at the same time, like fiddling with a digital camera. When this picture was taken, Molly was trying to winkle things out of the Editorial desk drawer. But since she looks like she's inviting us all to read this week's issue of the h2g2 Post, we will read her actions resistantly. Which, believe me, is the only way to go when she purrs in your face at five am. Those whiskers tickle. . .
Willem sits in the baobab tree,
He's still at it. View this week's delightful monkey below.
You see that sunflower over there? It's courtesy of the story-telling lady at the public library, who is a friend. A couple of years ago, she told the kids a really cool story about sunflowers, and since then, out back of the Post Office, we've just had to plant the big yellow blooms. They take a long time to come up – 100 days, says the seed packet. When they do, they provide an interesting surprise for those parking in the municipal lot on the other side of the wall. Sadly, though, when they flower, we know that autumn is upon us.
The story-telling lady knows about autumn, too. Last Sunday morning, I'd just had a discussion with Galaxy Babe about whether people in the US knew the word 'autumnal'. Then the story-telling lady told the kids at the local church about autumnal happenings. She explained that 'autumn' was another word for 'fall'. And we knew why it was called 'fall', right? And she held up that bane of our autumnal existence, a black walnut. Yep. They fall all over the yard. . . thunk. . . it's like an aerial bombardment, without fighter cover. . . just a fat grey squirrel to fetch them away. . .
All of this is just to say: send us pics of the changing (or unchanging) seasons in your backyard. And don't get hit by flying walnuts. Remember: Create are ringing the changes this week still (and later, if you're inspired). Next week, we're going to surprise you with a challenge you won't see coming. (Sinister chuckle.)
So what else is new in this issue?
As you can tell, you've got your work cut out for you, readers. That's a lot to absorb. Fortunately, you've got all week. We'll be back in seven days with something even more inexplicable.
Stay safe out there, and enjoy your week!
Stop-Press News: Yet another h2g2 writer has surfaced on the open market. Are you a fantasy fan? Then you're going to want to read Willem's new novel,The Disenchanted Kingdom. First review to be sent to the h2g2 Post will be published. Okay, so will the second and third, but the first one gets the honour.
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