July 1: GOAL MET!!!

Hey readers!

My goal was to have 10,000 words of ROBOT RUMBLE written by July 1st.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

Here's a quick snippet of what's coming your way this winter:

            A breeze blew in through the window, carrying with it the unmistakable scent of tempura. Steve lowered his ninja hood and smiled. “Nora! We completely forgot!”

            “What’s that?”

            “Today is Fry Day!” Steve said.

            “No, Steve, it’s Wednesday,” Nora said.

            “FRY Day! The first round of The World Series of Tempura!” Steve said. “We have to get going so we don’t miss the first match!”

            Steve and Nora arrived at the battlefield just in time. Hundreds of ninjas had gathered on the hillside that overlooked the sprawling green field. Some of them had brought folding chairs, others were sitting on black picnic blankets. Steve and Nora managed to squeeze into a spot that was only a few rows back from the competitors.

            Both of the participants were standing in front of a small stove. Each stove had a large, silver pot full of frying oil and a metal spoon with holes in it, for scooping the food out of the hot oil. Any other tools were optional.

            “Ninjas and other ninjas,” said the announcer, “welcome to the opening round of the 500th World Series of Tempura!”

            The ninjas all clapped silently.