Song mood: Eclipse by Pink Floyd. I totally loved Pink Floyd until one day I completely despised them. This was the song that played in the trailer for Dune. Not done by Pink Floyd, obviously.
Tonight, would have been the night that Oktoberfest would have started. In Omaha, tomorrow, the German American Society will have the Oktoberfest done as a drive through. I probably won’t do it. Just because I’ve gone on to other things. I’d go, if I had people to go with. Last year, when I went, I didn’t know anybody, didn’t talk with anybody, it wasn’t much fun. The drive through, by myself doesn’t give me the experience that I am looking for.
I miss England. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in England and France. Even with all the mishaps I had, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Watching Inspector Morse makes me miss Oxford. I miss Oxford way more than I did Cambridge. Next time I go to England, I will do more research about what I want to see and visit.
Half way through Night of the Mannequins. I realize that Stephan Graham Jones is a very different writer than I am. His characters kill, for some reason or another. It never makes sense. Then I realize, I look through the eyes of the detective, not the murderer. In a Jones story, the POV character is most often the killer. And that is probably why he is a horror writer and I’m a mystery writer. I’m into puzzles and trying to solve something. Jones shows a story where the POV character is the killer for whatever reason.
I work best with the victim or with the detective.
So tomorrow or rather today, I’ll just drive around. Do some walking. Listen to ghost stories. Do some minor writing.