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Dad  My kids said I should share some of the stories I like to make up for them, so here we go!

The Adventures of Troop 53: Brotherhood. Even sworn enemies can come together against a common foe. #pilot Custom 74 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Mystery Black ink, #rhodia dot pad. #cursive #fountainpen #fpgeeks #writing #shortstory #storytelling #fiction #camping #enemies #commonenemy #brotherhood #scary #woods #monster #campfire #handwriting #middleschool

Raincoat. Ok this one is ultra-silly, I admit. But sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered! #pilot Custom 74 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc #williamshakespeare Velvet Red ink, #rhodia dot pad. #storytelling #shortstory #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #handwriting #goofy #dadlife #fiction #owl #startled #raincoat #birddroppings #gross

Can I count on your vote? #pelikan m200 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Lucky Orange ink, #rhodia dot pad. #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #goofy #vote #shortstory #storytelling #dadlife #handwriting

Chickens, once again bringing themselves front and center in my stories. I don’t have any idea why that is though... #montblanc 149 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc #williamshakespeare Velvet Red ink, #rhodia dot pad. #fpgeeks #fountainpen #childrensbooks #cursive #writing #shortstory #storytelling #chickens #barnyard #dadlife #goofy #handwriting

Spring break has come to a close and it’s time for these poor kids to get back to school! Well, after the weekend of course. But the impending grand return has inspired a work in progress and I have no clue where it’s going, but as usual it’s a goofy one! #pelikan m200 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Lucky Orange ink, #rhodia dot pad. #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #shortstory #storytelling #middleschool #goofy #dadlife #fiction #saturday

Birthday Explosion. Written to commemorate my 12 year old son’s birthday and I plum forgot to post it! Better late than never I guess. #montblanc 149 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Toffee Brown ink, #rhodia dot pad. #birthday #middleschool #adventure #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #shortstory #storytelling #dadlife #goofy #handwriting #fiction

Dear Millennial Employee. No offense millennials 😆. This one comes from the “kids these days” file, under the “back in my day” sub-section. #montblanc 149 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Toffee Brown ink, #rhodia dot pad. #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #goofy #millenials #workplace #career #employee #turnover #appreciation #congratulations #shortstory #storytelling #kidsthesedays

This is how many of my stories start - some goofy thought or word combo and it just flows into ridiculous scenarios designed to make my kids laugh. We’ll have to see how this one plays out since right now it’s just a title! #montblanc 149 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Irish Green ink, #rhodia dot pad. #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #goofy #discombobulated #middleschool #dadlife #shortstory #storytelling #fpgeeks #fountainpen

Loomings (page 1). I’ve been re-reading the classic Moby Dick lately and it inspired me to (clumsily) use the voice of the great Herman Melville to describe a scene involving my 12 year old son. This goofiness goes on for several more pages but I figured I’d just throw out the first one. #montblanc 149 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Encre du Desert ink, #rhodia dot pad. #mobydick #hermanmellville #classicliterature #whale #captainahab #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #childrensbooks #cursive #shortstory #storytelling #adventure #middleschool #bikeriding #pokemon #dadlife #goofy

A huge thanks to @thenibsmith! Got my #montblanc 149 back today and it has gone from a fairly boring medium nib to something completely different and awesome. I look forward to having this back in the rotation to create all sorts of goofy stories for my kids, and for you all as well! #montblanc Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Encre du Desert ink, #rhodia dot pad. #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing #cursive #childrensbooks #dadlife #shortstory #storytelling #handwriting

Homework. If something can be described with opposite extremes, does it have aspects of both or is it something else entirely? Is warm water simply “warm” or is it hot plus cold? Does zero exist or is it simply positive X plus negative X? Hmmmm. Kind of strange that all of these questions came from observing a 12 year old delaying his homework, isn’t it? Welcome to my world and the world of my kids who get to listen to my “stories!”😆 #pilot Custom 74 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Encre du Desert ink, #tomoeriver paper. #procrastination #homework #middleschool #delay #diligence #opposite #childrensbooks #writing #shortstory #storytelling #fpgeeks #fountainpen #cursive #handwriting #philosophy

Water Spot. I spilled water on one of my #rhodia dot pads! 😫. Thankfully there were only a few pages left in that one so now I have an excuse to get a new one 🤓. See everyone, that’s how you look on the bright (☀️) side of things 🤩. Yep, I’m using emoticons to help emphasize various aspects of this post, and my hope is that they will be effective at driving (🚗) home (🏡) the message (✉️). #pelikan m200 with a custom nib from @thenibsmith, #montblanc Lucky Orange ink, #rhodia dot pad. #cursive #childrensbooks #optimism #brightside #waterspot #paper #spill #handwriting #shortstory #storytelling #dadlife #fpgeeks #fountainpen #writing

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