This really is one my favorite spots, and not just for getting my freak on. Folks who follow me on Facebook may recognize it as a spot I’ve posted photos from. It’s a lake a few miles from where I live. It isn’t exactly in my neighborhood – the houses around it have two or three more digits in their prices than the ones on Baxter Street – but it has some nice stretches of public park, some undeveloped swamp shoreline, and a pedestrian path around it that all appeal to me, so I’ve always thought of it as “my lake”. It will feature in at least a couple of other planned Tales, one set in the middle of winter, the other in the middle of summer.

NEXT WEEK: “Bender”, drawn by me.