I sat down to write the other day and...Veronica Mars called me. She sounded a little nasal when she asked me if I had time to go over some puzzling notes for her new mystery case. You know, the one about the love fountain in Rome. I told her I had to study for next week's exam. Yes. Two exams, two days in a row. She understood, and then she sneezed "quidditch!"
"Bless you," I said, holding my phone between my cheek and shoulder.
She thanked me, and then blew her nose as loudly as an elephant warning its heard of incoming landslide.
"Are you coming down with a cold?" I asked while flipping through my notes on phonetics. Allophones? Fortis and Lenis?
"Yeah- Quidditch!" She blew her nose again. "Sorry, how about I come by on Wednesday?"
"See yah then. It'll give us chance to go over some gossip." I hung up the phone.
Poor girl. Ever since Sylar set her on fire in Heroes, her clever mind just hasn't been the same.
Yeah, I know it's LAME. But I don't have time to write a proper story. I still wanted to take part. I seriously AM studying for two exams. One is on Monday, and the other on Tuesday. And then I have to turn in a short story for creative writing tomorrow. Talk about teacher collaboration!
This is the first challenge of the Crusaders (a group of people working towards building an online platform - new members are welcome and should visit Rach's site to sign up: Writers' Platform-Building Crusade).
The bonus words were: Mars, quidditch, and elephant.
The prize this round is an interview with Rach, which will be the first with a Crusader of Rach's Insider Scoop Interviews. Which is, of course, a great way to get online coverage. (She has already interviewed Jody Hedlund and Caitie Flum).
Oh, and of course I know what quidditch is - I just decided to use it this way.