Six reasons why Ian went to St. Sebastian's University

So, I've signed up for National Novel Writing Month, because I have nothing better to do with my time. Or because I've lost my mind. Take your pick. In any case, here's the first installment of backstory to Corbel & Squinch's Universal Compendium of Everything.


6. Instead of the standard form letter, the school sent a postcard inviting him to a brunch. He didn’t go, but he was seriously tempted.

5. His father went there. Of course, his father went for the sports, but it’s enough to make things a little more pleasant at home.

4. It gave him a fairly decent scholarship, enough so that he can go without feeling guilty about it.

3. The school mascot is a platypus.

2. The main campus is close enough so that he can go home for the weekends, but far enough so that he can’t be expected to.

1. Gabe was going.
Yeah, I just couldn't resist. I wasn't going to put it in, but then I needed six words to bring it up to a hundred, and I said, "Let there be a platypus!"

Or something like that. ^_-