Monday, October 10, 2016

Aunt Fabulous, True Story #3

My kids have been blessed with a lot of wonderful, talented, intelligent, gorgeous, amazing aunts.  One of these aunts is determined to obtain a newer, faster, limo-tinted-windowed luxury car every five minutes.  Her overabundance of charm and taste for all things upscale inspired my Aunt Fabulous character in my young adult novels, INSPIRALED and INSPIRITED.
Excerpt from INSPIRALED:

Aunt Fabulous put her arm around me and asked, “Are you ok?”

“I’m fine.  I’m a little stressed out- this happening to Coco, exams are coming up.  I don’t have my Christmas shopping done yet, and there is a cute boy that I kind of like.  I’m not sure though, because I’m still getting to know him which is hard because he goes to a different school.”   I rambled all of that out nervously, and somehow she was able to pay attention even as I was watching a cute doctor checking her out as he was walking by.  Aunt Fab could probably get a date anytime, anyplace, any hour, in any circumstance. 

“Can I help with anything, miss?” Cute Doctor asked Aunt Fab with a smile, as he slowed down and turned toward her.

“Oh, no sir, we’re all taken care of.  Thank you,” she answered as we continued walking.

I didn’t mention to her any names about the cute boy since my brothers were still in earshot.  Even though they were horsing around and popping wheelies with the wheelchair, they might still be listening.  She wanted to know more about Coco and about what I was feeling when I hugged him.  What was I supposed to tell her?  Sometimes I hallucinate and the things that I see make no sense at all, and as far as I can tell they don’t mean anything.  Oh, and I have bad dreams, too.

I played dumb, and told her, “I felt really, really sad for Coco and was trying really hard not to cry in front of him.  I wanted to cheer him up, not make him feel worse by crying.”

She stared at me with big suspicious blue eyes and somehow I knew she didn’t buy it.   
To continue reading INSPIRALED:



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