Advice for the Day

Brought to you by unintentional contemplation of Backstory Revision syndrome and a hapless university student who ended up joining the military in a different universe:

Always keep good beer in your fridge, because you never know what sort of supernatural creature may show up to raid it.

To be fair, the “supernatural creature” in question didn’t show up for the express purpose of raiding the refrigerator; it was merely convenient to do so before leaving again. I don’t know if he liked the beer he stole, either; it never even occurred to me to ask. I’m just the uncredited-by-choice co-author, after all, so it’s probably none of my business. (Maybe I should ask, now that I think of it. Perhaps there is additional backstory detail in there somewhere… *shakes head*)

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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4 Responses to Advice for the Day

  1. What kind of beer? I prefer stout or lager. Not a fan of all the IPAs. Just curious what kind of beer one should stock… 🤔

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    • I don’t know… How weird is that? I don’t know what kind of beer Jason or Geoffrey would drink.

      Any “supernatural creature” who comes to this house had better be okay with Guinness, ’cause that’s mostly what my clone-sibling keeps around. Or hard cider, but I don’t let just anyone have my Angry Orchard. 🙂 (If the person who raided Jason and Geoffrey’s fridge that one time wants to “steal” beer from ours, I’m totally okay with it… but he may end up having to fight a duel with Paul before he’s allowed to have any Guinness. Just sayin’.)

      Anyway, if I can remember, I’ll ask Paul if he knows what sort of beer was in that fictional fridge. (Who knows?. It could end up being important backstory detail sometime…)

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    • I finally remembered to ask Paul. He says it would’ve been Budweiser.

      I replied, “You’re only saying that because it’s not you who has to drink it.” It does make sense, though: A college student living in Cincinnati would be lucky to have Budweiser instead of something worse. (It was Geoffrey’s beer in the original version of the story, so it’s still his beer now, even though he has a housemate who’d probably never drink Budweiser. “Life’s too short to drink cheap beer,” and all that. *fully aware of the irony*)

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