First, an update on something from the news. Just yesterday I touched base about McDonald's and my article rebutting the click-bait post from Business Insider about McDonald's being 'on its Last Days' - well, this morning before the opening bell, McDonald's reported earnings that widely surpassed analysts estimates. The stock is surging 7 percent in early trading. Investors, smoke a cigar - Business Insider, have an egg McMuffin with that humble pie.
Today there will be new fiction, an Ella installment that I hope to post at 11am PT. I am doing my best to get the piece revised and edited by then. I hope you all will enjoy the fiction today. Also, there will be more book news throughout the day as I give more details about my NaNoWriMo plans for Preface to a Suicide. Be on the look-out for that.
In baseball news, the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLCS, 8-3, completing a four game sweep to reach the World Series. The Mets Pitchers dominated for the entire series, but the real star was Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. He hit a home run in each of the four games (and home runs in the last six dating back to the Dodgers series, a MLB post-season record), sealing the Cubs fate. Truly, he was the MVP of the series, batting over .500 and hitting the ball hard almost every time he was at the plate. Tip of the cap to the Mets and Daniel Murphy.
Watch for news of Preface and the fiction post today.
Stephen John Moran