By Eugenie Seifer Olson
Dive into the occasionally horny, occasionally sinister, continually hilarious international of affection and motion figures within the toy with Eugenie Seifer, the quirky, shrewdpermanent new writer for Avon alternate. Toby Morris is 25 and prepared for a few pleasure. Her task at a wide toy corporation is lengthy on filled animals, radio–controlled racers, and job units, yet brief on genuine delight. whilst her former paintings institution blood brother lands a task at an area television station and Toby tunes into the weekend information, she quickly reveals all of the pleasure she'd ever requested for––through an infatuation with a tender, good-looking weatherman. As she slowly turns into captivated with Doppler radar, hurricane trajectories, and cloud conceal, Toby starts off to ship him nameless poems ("if you're keen on those poems/and the emotions I speak/please put on your eco-friendly tie/on Thursday subsequent week) and letters commence flying. it kind of feels as if Toby has nearly came upon her real love, until eventually a botched prank leaves Toby considering how she'll ever climate the hurricane. yet what is bobbing up for Toby is whatever no weekend weatherman may possibly ever expect.
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Let’s move away from this aisle,” I say as the little boy drops his jar of Ovaltine to begin fingering the boxes of diaphragm jelly that line the shelves beneath the pegged condom display. “It’s creeping me out. ” Chapter 2 It’s raining today, that humid kind of summer rain where even though it comes down in sheets, you know that it’s not really washing anything away. It’s just sort of moving the dirt around. Even the little kids who normally play unsupervised for hours on our street must be indoors with their Saturday morning cartoons.
But for the most part, unlike his peers who scowled constantly and hunched under the weight of their instrument cases and their affectation, he was creative without being crazy, artistic without being angst-ridden. I rouse for a minute, swearing I can hear the bleat of a clarinet upstairs. ” Michael shouts from the second floor of our house. ” Michael walks slowly down the tiny staircase, which is pitched at such a severe angle that it seems like I see his legs for a full five seconds before seeing his waist.
I wondered, was he going to eat it? Keep it as a pet? Let it loose on the bus so he could secure the seat of his choice? Visit the sights with it in tow? I knew better than to ask the question of my toothless seatmate, and instead entertained myself by thinking about this guy and his eel traveling around the city, taking pictures at Independence Hall, at the Liberty Bell with the eel snaking its way into the giant crack. And now I can’t even pose the question to Michael or share my demented Fodor’s Guide to Traveling with Eels fantasy.