ROTHENBURGER: Dr. Holly Jolly throws a wrench in Frootloops party plans
FROOTLOOPS COUNCIL is gathering online to discuss their annual Christmas Day party. Mayor Ken Kringle calls the meeting to order.
KRINGLE: I call the meeting to order on this 24th day of December, 2021. Coun. Tinsel doesn’t appear to have his computer on so we’ll just wait a minute or two.
COUN. ARJUN TINSEL: I’m here, Your Worldliness, I hit a snow windrow with my e-bike on my way home. It was pretty ugly but actually awesome at the same time.
KRINGLE: Thank-you, Councillor. I’d hoped we could have our meeting at St. Andrew’s on the Loops but the Decrepit Buildings Society has packed it in on managing the place and we haven’t figured out how to turn the lights on yet. This is the second year in a row we’ve had to Zoom our pre-Christmas meeting but if we all work together we can get through it. Just remember, no dancing, lest we get in trouble with Dr. Holly Jolly, our officer of shutdowns.
COUN. DIETER DICKENS: Before we begin, Your Warship, may I compliment you on your Christmas bow tie? It’s so much classier than that thing you usually wear around your neck.
KRINGLE: It’s called the Mayor’s Chain of Office, and it’s gone missing; I’d rather not talk about it.
Mel Blitzenburger is a fan of Frootloops Council who likes to poke fun at them once a year.
Great one again, Mel.
Countess Concentrate may be spotted riding along with Santa tonight delivering Fancy Fruitcake Slices (FFS) in a more traditional spirit of the season.
That’s quite a tradition! As a curiosity I wonder how long does the creative process take? Does it happen at once or does it build up with snippets?
I usually start on it with a rough draft a couple of days before publication, and then make adjustments.