One week to Caligula’s birthday and I haven’t thought what to get him yet. All this book business has taken my mind off everyday things. Senga has a birthday too but I’ve forgotten when it is. It’s not October, I’m sure. Fairly sure. I’ll have to try some exploratory questioning or search her diary for the line ‘He forgot again’. I hope she’s specified what I’d forgotten because that line might appear more than once.
Caligula’s birthday is my first priority. I could get him another puppy, but it took ages to clean up after the last one. There were bits everywhere. Maybe something reptilian? He might manage to bond with a lizard. A fishing game? No, he’d find other uses for the hooks. A Junior Rogue Scientist kit might be good although he’s maybe a little young yet for dabbling with the forces of nature. Well, he has to learn sometime and he’ll have been here a whole year. I don’t know. I’ve racked my brains on their shiny new display rack but that hasn’t helped. I don’t know why people suggest it. They do look nice though, ranked in order of size.
I’m going to have to think hard on this and avoid distractions. Oh, look, The Horror Zine has a new issue online.
There was something important I had to do. I’m sure it’ll come back to me. After I’ve read a few stories.