Last week at the grocery store, a wizened woman on a bright red motorized scooter putt-putt-putted out of the liquor aisle. I stopped to let her pass. Her leg, in a cast, was propped up in front of her. She wore a hot pink track suit and a sunshine yellow hard hat. At her elbow sat a paper bag crumpled around an open bottle.
Her beatific smile was contagious, and I smiled, too, as she motored away, glad that the world is full of quirky people.
I witnessed a mere moment in that woman’s life, but she intrigued me. What was she smiling about? How did she break her leg? What was with the hard hat? What was in the bottle? I imagined she was a real firecracker as a young woman. All based on that one moment, that one smile.
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Tell me about some interesting characters in your own life. Do you have an uncle who refuses to step outside without his lucky walking stick? Does the man down the street chase cats out of his yard every morning? Have you read the Bibliophile Mystery books? If so, I’d be very interested to hear which quirky characters are your favorites!
By the way, I’m holding a contest right now on my website. Two lucky members of my mailing list will win this 513-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring the beautiful cover of ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE! Visit http://www.katecarlisle.com/ and join the mailing list for your chance to win!
Thank you, Kate. And, I hope one my readers wins that puzzle!
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One Book in the Grave by Kate Carlisle. Penguin Group (USA), 2012. ISBN 9780451236128 (paperback), 304p.