On the way to happy hour at Rhode Island Red's Cocktails, Uncle Sal, Alice, Giacomo and his new girlfriend Amelia walked past the Nouveau Nightclub. It was only 5:00, but there was already a line out the door.
Uncle Sal said, "The heck is going on here? Must be some kinda big music act playing there tonight."
Amelia pointed to the sign at the door of the bookstore side of the club and said, "It's a book signing by Leslie Pennyfeather."
Uncle Sal reached inside his Kookaburra sweater vest and pulled out a cheroot. "Leslie Pennyfeather? Who's she?"
"He's a poet. I'm surprised you haven't heard of him. He writes these very inspirational, very beautiful poems. He's been all over the talk shows and his book is selling like it's going out of style."
Uncle Sal made a dismissive gesture and said, "Poems? Bah! I ain't read any poems since this guy Daffy Lamace. He was a guy I knew in college, from Dade, Missourah. This guy could write a poem, I can tell ya that. He was like Doctor Seuss, only he was raunchy. Sorta. He'd write these poems that made ya think he was gonna say sump'n dirty, only at the end of the phrase he'd throw a curveball, so any raunchiness was in the mind of the reader. And this guy was a whiz with picking football games. I made a lot of money using his tips on football. So all these folks can have this Pennyfeather, but the only bard I heed is Lamace of Dade."
This episode featured:
Fergus "Sheik" Spears as Uncle Sal
Emily Thickensohn as Alice
Otis Sonnetta as Giacomo
Charlotte "Bronte" Sorace as Amelia.
Jellybean Merengue as the sign.
Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "After a while Francophile."