How Are You Holding Up?

Hello, Insiders. 

David here.

Bloody hell, eh? One minute you’re down the pub complaining that nothing exciting happens these days, the next thing you know there are blokes in hazmat suits waving machine guns about and nailing your windows shut. Oh well, shouldn’t grumble. Of all the people who lived on this fair planet, we’re the ones who get to watch it end. Front row seats to the apocalypse! Evolutionarily speaking, those things are rarer than Hamilton tickets.

If any of the above sounds tasteless, I’m sorry. I really am. I just don’t have a better way of dealing with what’s going on right now. Ever heard the saying, “Bad times make for good jokes”? Yeah. Sometimes the jokes aren’t even good. Sometimes, they’re just screams into the void.

Like many of you, I’m stuck indoors, running low on supplies/medicine and trying to figure out ways to keep an infant entertained for what might end up being months. We’ve only been isolated for a few days so far, and the idea of getting any writing done has already become the stuff of a madman’s dream. I guess what I’m saying is, don’t be surprised if the next Uncanny Kingdom titles are a little slow to the market. Sorry. We’re doing our best to keep things ticking over, but it’s not easy dreaming up fizzy little adventure stories when you’re out of baby paracetamol and your kid starts dry coughing. 

Again, I’m sorry this all a bit bleak, but I know I’m not alone in this. Most of you will be suffering right now, and many far worse than I, so consider this a note of solidarity. Be safe out there, folks, and look after one another. Try not to let the stress overwhelm you, and remember that we’re all feeling it, so be good to the other guy.


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4 thoughts on “How Are You Holding Up?

  1. David, my good man. You simply stated what many also think and feel. Your joke made me chuckle because I too thought of the apocalypse, but the Hamilton ticket reference was a hoot. You have a quick wit and clever sense of humor (humour on your side of the pond). I wish you and your friends and family all the best. Try not to lose the plot, and keep safe. Thank you for the escapism your tales have provided. Hopefully there will be more to come, but now is not that time. Who knows what the future holds for any of us. I just wanted to thank you for all the joy your stories brought me, and for sharing your thoughts today.

    1. That’s so nice of you to say, Stephen. You take care, too!

  2. I am very sorry to hear that the baby is not feeling well. That is a nightmare for parents when you can’t just pop to the store. I am sure the readers understand. I have over a thousand books on my Kindle so…if I miss your cleverness I will start reading your books from the beginning again. I hope she is better soon and that you and the Mrs. stay safe and well.

    1. Thanks, Corrie. Don’t worry, she’ll be fine. I hope you and yours are keeping well, too.

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