Ethan. I'm already on chapter 21!
Ethan. They're really short chapters.
Me. That's okay. What's it about?
Ethan. It's about this girl that was raised by dolphins.
Me. (head snaps up - I freeze in the middle of loading the dishwasher) What?!
Nolan. (Hearing the same thing that I heard) He said RAISED. Raised.
Me. Oh, heck, no. (grabs the book)
Ethan. Daddy, why does Mommy hate dolphins so much?
Nolan. It's a long story, son.
Carrie. (mutters) Not so much long as x- rated.
Sure enough, it was The Music of Dolphins, by Karen Hesse. What the crap kind of sick-o writes a book about that?! An award-winning sick-o, evidently. A critically acclaimed sick-o. You can read it online, evidently, here. Harumph.
Maybe I should just write a book about something that I hate, and I'll be a published author. Bunnies, owls, squirrels... heck, lets face it, nearly all woodland creatures. Or my terror of being buried alive (Nolan has strict orders to have me cremated), or Wal-Mart on a Friday afternoon, or the school parking lot (where I may or may not have played 'chicken' with someone this morning), or a month solid of children's birthday parties....
Or maybe, I could find a way to lump all those in the SAME book. *shudders*
The crazy leaked out all over the place this morning, huh?
Carry on, f-list.