Too Darn Hot!
I think Cole Porter pegged that one right. Actually that was just the film version's title for the song, the original title was a little ruder, and more precise.
The Island where I live off the British Columbia mainland is in the midst of the longest drought the north-western rainforest region has ever seen. It has already been a full month without rain and it's working on a second. Being born and raised here I am not able to handle this dry heat very well. It tends to muddle my mind until I get my mords wixed, as Ronnie Barker might say. Yes, I grew up watching the Two Ronnies on CBC, and loved every minute of it. I love their show almost as much as Canada's Wayne and Shuster, a love I incorporated into my writing by having and entire alien race re-taught to speak via one of Wayne and Shuster's many skits performed on the Ed Sullivan Show back in the fifties. (No, I was not alive back in the fifties. Frank Shuster hosted a series on CBC called Wayne and Shuster in Black & White after Johnny WAyne died in the nineties. Frank Shuster would mention which sketches were performed on both their own show and Ed Sullivan's during his introductions.)
The race in my stories became so addicted to hand held texting machines that they forgot how to speak. That is part of a series connected to Sapphire as it occurs in his galaxy, not ours. Speaking of Sapphire, I have been dusting off some of the short stories about a female Para from the aforementioned race as well as some about Sapphire's daughter who becomes a Para-hunter. Since I can't concentrate enough through this heat to write anything I consider usable, I've been polishing up these stories for possible submission to fantasy magazines. Yes, Marigold, Feline and even La Lune find their into the Para-hunting stories. I'll let you know if any of them find their way into a magazine, and I'll let you know which one as soon as I can. Stay Safe everyone.
Hello, I am a writer of High Fantasy utilizing ancient myths mixed with modern anthropological discoveries to create the worlds in which my characters live. Please join me in my journey to uncover those mystical worlds of myth and pre-history.