Kirkus reviewers compare Skunkville to work of James Joyce; total readership visits at all placements including Delphi ~ 200,000 reader visits

Fictional snapshots of the lives of iconic residents in a nondescript American town. This blog novel currently has close to 2 MILLION words served up as ~1,400 nail-biting quick-reading episodes, the 2,000,000 words more than any known, easily-obtainable novel . KIRKUS REVIEWS (see review on Kirkus site) compares SKUNKVILLE to the works of literary giants James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth. Has attracted 94,000 reader visits to date just on this site, plus a similar amount of readership on other sites.


Edna & Walt Suspect Something

Ozzie, Harriet, David, Ricky Nelson
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Walt, as usual, carefully reading the day's morning paper, while Edna prepares for him still another steaming, delicious cup de grace of Ovalultine, a rich healthy chocolatey drink that has nothing to do with the  steaming, delicious, rich, healthy, chocolatey potion that you may see on the shelves where you shop, or , say, see on re-runs of the 1950's terrific Ozzie & Harriet TV show (realworld as well as fictional parents of co-stars David and Ricky Nelson) used to enjoy during stoppages of their televised day and its adventures.... These somewhat lengthy integrated ad messages coming during the story itself.  Which of course was not necessarily anything whatsoever like the elapsed time that was summarized in the episode of the closely watched Ozzie & Harriet TV show, which might summarize an entire day or even a week... or three and a half days...or....

The word plot of course is in part a hybrid borne of the process referred to in the 'sound' word onomatopoeia,meaning words that sound like their definition.  For instance, the word PLOP! describes, say, the sound a whizzing small rock might make if some invasive stranger threw it into your bathtub while you were soaking and relaxasizing in the luxurious, fragrant full tub, your mind drifting lazily and happily -- Or even just say  'sharing the facility with your partner ... Say your partner in life 'taking a wicked dump' while you are trying to enjoy the experience of your fresh and fragrant soap and lotions and bath oils.... This unkind intervention only forgivable if your domage has but one bathroom and your living partner or bull-in-a-china-shop guest or visitor was desperate and, say, not in a position to instead, say, make an emergency stop at the HI-LO Gas Station or Public Library or find an isolated place in the woods or open farmland to 'do his dooty'!  ....To your shock and/or the surprise as well as anyone who might also be soaking leisurely with you in that (hopefully capacious) tub.... And of course just a kindly reminder from Skunkville Saga never throw heavy (e.g., a boulder or a  or a heavy ironette statuette of, say, Richard Nixon) and/or electrically charged objects (a radio that is plugged into the bathroom wall socket) into an occupied bathtub, where the occupant is largely submerged, since the occupier may be cold-cocked or far worset by the boulder or Death Row type electrical charge, or at least the water will be spashed all over the bathroom, even if you survive, that is if the bathroom is the one in which you keep your bathtub....

A bit closer to to the sound made by the sound of saying the word  onomatopoeia, like the poeia conclusion of the onomatopoeia word, is the familiar tinkling sound that might remind some people of the gentle word of pee, much better for conversational use than the abrupt, trashy, lazy, in-yer-face, neck-stiffening word of pxss, i.e., Yes.....the sweet, simple, relaxing, friendly word of  pee, pronounced similarly to our epiculture's tasty ittle green pea, except pea is sometimes prenounced, (e.g., by people who have taught themselves English rather than wasting 12+ valuable, opportunistic years in school), as pe-aahh, rhyming with. say. the name Mia. 

Pee, aka 'tinkle'. which some so-called professors in the 'phoney' or 'phoneticky' field of phonetics (the study of speech sounds) complain causes people to mix up garden peas or their taste with that of pee...Especially bogus, since the majority of American consumers have never actually taken the time out or had the nerve (or some would say poor judgment) to actually try a sip of the deadly poisonous waste fluid. which of course would turn your own breath into the somehat sound-alike (urine/your-own) -- but very different animal -- of urine breath. 

When someone 'tinkles' (i.e., urinates into a water-filled ceramic vessel that creates a 'tinkling' sound, onomatopoeiacally speaking, the word tinkle then not only serves for a clue to the sound that the mysterious process really makes when spontaneously or deliberately occurring, but becomes a name (the cute, sweet sound of 'tinkle')for the liquid substance that is responsible, along with the person 'tinkler')  tinkling, who, standing up or relaxing on the toilet seat, squirted (another example of an  onomatopoeiac word) the waste liquid, the squirting usually a personal response to the  discomfort in the part of his body that stores the t*nkle or, alternatively, even an alarming feeling in the male's handy squirter attachment (which comes fully locked and loaded on the body at birth, no need to acquire it, say, butt rather a handy disposal device that Father Nature has supplied almost all male humans, and is usually on the front side of their body, usually directly below the belly button, for those of you familiar with human autonomy, maybe about half way down from the owner's body head to toe or vice squad versa). 

For simplicity, the kind of which enables the human brain to be able to process much more information due to such shortcuts in the language, the word for the by product tinkle of the process frequently called tinkling (aka whizzing, shushing the audience, taking a leek or a pea from the garden, whizzing,  is related in spelling and even phonyetics to the words tinker and the end pro duct of the process, often simply called by the cute, friendly name of  tinkle

Now here is usage of language that is smart, efficient, and evocative, right down to the truly 'tinkling' sound of tinkle when it tinkles against the hard inpenetrable heartless surface of the classic ceramic receptacle.... The well-thought-out, brave receptacle 'tackling' the job of fully retaining and 'swallowing' the tinkle upon splashdown and using gravity plus typically an in-curving architecture characterizing the top of the ceramic toilet or receptacle to prevent any of the noxious, presumably bad-tasting, naughty pale yellowish poisonous human by-product (used in ancient times to to escape to do any harm!

And of corset, everyone knows the vast number of functional uses of urine, prmoted effectively by the National Urine Institute: source of electrical power, treatment of infertility and menopause that refreshes, teeth-whitening, helps make terrific manure, protection of colors in fabrics, helps turn ordinary rocks into gold and gold into diamonds and diamonds back into pee, great antifreeze for your car, having a jar of urine on your workdesk sharpens thinking and rhelps reduce trips to rest room, washing hair with urine is said to improve luck at games of chance as well as to attract oppposite sex or opposite phylum, etc., etc.

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