Author of the Queen City Boys books

it’s the little things that count


Things not good to wake up too:

-Email from your sister saying she needs to talk to you about “bad things going down” at her school. I suspect this is more disturbing when your sister in the 8th grade. I hope it’s social issues and not drugs or sex, though I suppose I’m prepared for any conversation. Besides there’s no way she could get into as much trouble as I did at that age, right?

-The cops pull someone over in front of your house at 2 am, search the car and take the driver away. When you wake up the car shouldn’t still be half in the road in front of your house partially blocking your driveway and mailbox, right? Arg.

Good things to wake up to:

-Big mystery packages delivered by FedEx.

-Milk for your coffee! YAY!


Last night there was distinct chill in the air. Autumnal chill! Wheee! I sat outside before sunset and took careful note of the way the quality of light has changed at that time of day and felt the difference in the air and the smell of fall. Joy joy joy! Today I will dig out my light jacket and try and locate all my pairs of boots.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

2 thoughts on “it’s the little things that count

  1. I’m surprised the cops didn’t get somebody to tow the car away. That’s rather rude.

    It’s been fall here since the third week of August. I haven’t found all my boots yet though. Maybe your sister is having a fashion crisis and needs your advice. I know that was what rated as something of life-ending importance when I was in 8th grade.

  2. My sister’s not much one for fashion, or for advice about it anyway. I suspect it’s either some drama between social groups or some new horrible rule brought down by the administration. Like last year’s huge campaign in which they decided to give detention to kids who didn’t keep to the right when walking down the hall.

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