There are people who subvert expectations, and then there are people who take your expectations, beat them to death with a 2×4, run them over with a cement truck, light them on fire, throw them off a cliff, and shoot them with a rocket launcher on the way down.
Joe Courtemanche is the latter.
Every time I read a story about Amish people, I expect bonnets, King James style vernacular, and a story so bland it makes you snore yourself awake before you finish reading it.
That was my expectation. Joe successfully subverted that. With a mule.
Check out “The Bishop’s Son, The Mule, and The Maiden – An Amish Story.”
Thanks for visiting us! For even more exciting stories, please check out (and perhaps slide us some dollars at ) the sites of each of our somewhat-quarantined-and-still-slowly-going-more-insane-than-they-already-were authors: Joseph Courtemanche, Jamie Greening, Kathy Kexel, Derek Elkins, Rob Cely, and Dr. Paul J Bennett . I miss Amish Cheeses. Do you miss Amish Cheeses? Because I miss Amish Cheeses. However! If I run into Puzzle the talking Mule, and Puzzle tells me I can find some Amish Cheeses if I just follow him … Man, I ain’t goin’.