No. Only my chickens inspired my characters, and, truly, most were pleasant, passive fowl. The only ones I would have trouble with were Barred Rocks (which I never kept in my flocks long), after which I patterned All-the-Same Jayne. Besides Jayne, I patterned Short-Cut Sean after an Aracauna, Harriet-the-hair lip. I called her that because… Continue reading Were there any students that you had that inspired a character?
My first experience with “fowl” language started many years ago when I met an old codger named T. Brady who introduced me to his game flock. A reincarnation of Dale Gribble from the animated sitcom, King of the Hill, T. would mumble and cluck when he talked to them, which I found surprisingly soothing.