October 16, 2017
*** We are attempting to interview Alfredo, a rooster in the series, “The Adventures of Long Tail” but he doesn’t seem to think his microphone is working…***
Alfredo: So, are you going to interview me? Oh! Hello there! Didn’t expect a beautiful white rooster like me to be talking, did you?
Alfredo whispering: (Guys, are you getting this on video or audio only?)
Us: Audio only.
Alfredo: (Oh, just sound… bummer.)
I’m Alfredo, the most beautiful white rooster to ever walk the planet! And I live on this lovely farm with a sturdy henhouse and yard filled with beautiful hens and pullets… all my lovelies. (So, just ignore that mean-sounding jealous crow in the background, that’s only a tiny, little, dull, worn-out, old rooster who’s jealous of my harem and my beautiful white feathers. Can you guys filter him out in the final cut maybe?)
NOT Alfredo: “ALFREDO!”
Alfredo: Okay, maybe that yellow rooster in the picture is the king rooster of this henyard and I’m the second in command… (but a guy can dream, can’t he? Guys, you can remove the first half of the sentence later.)
Anyway, so there are humans in the human house (scary thought, isn’t it? Guys, have you ever seen a human?) and there are giant creatures all around outside of our sturdy fence and solid wooden henhouse but I have defeated many enemies!
NOT Alfredo: “ALFREDO!”
Alfredo whispering: (Can’t a guy do his own interview without interruptions?)
Us: This is live, Alfredo.
Alfredo: (This is live? Bummer… maybe I should flatter him then so he’ll be quiet.) So, I’m not the big hero all of the time. Mr. Big Yellow Long Tail the Magnificent is always the hero. It says so in the books… every one of them says “Long Tail, the great yellow chief” and he always is the big hero.
I’m done now! Signing off, is that okay Mr. Long Tail? (Is he gone? Okay, so maybe I should ask my human writer to start the next book with “Alfredo the Beautiful whom the hens and pullets adore…”)
Us: ALFREDO! That isn’t the book format!
Alfredo: That wasn’t a rooster crow! Who said that? Yikes! A voice I can’t see! Maybe there are more of them! Alfredo is hiding in the hay until they leave – better yet, you go fight them for me, will you? Bye!
*** We were unable to get Alfredo to return to the microphone and face the unseen voices. So, this ends the interview with Alfredo the Rooster. Read more about his hiding (ahem, his “bravery”) in “The Adventures of Long Tail.” ***
Thanks for reading!
Type at you next time…