“Guess what,” says Spence.
“You know I hate that,” says Admin. “If you’re going to tell me, just tell me. Let’s not have a quiz.”
Uh-oh. The morning is off to a bad start. Maybe this is a good time to mention that Bernie thinks that if there’s National Bacon Day – how come I missed that? – then why not National Slim Jim Day? To make this happen he says we have to get our hands on the levers of power, wherever those are. He has some sort of plan – Bo Obama’s part of it. Oh, wouldn’t a Slim Jim right now be nice?
“OK,” Spence is saying: “To Fetch A Thief is an Indie Next pick for October. Indie Next is this quite short list the independent book stores put out every month with their top choices and – “
“I know what Indie Next is,” says Admin.
“How much coffee have you had?”
They look at each other in an unfriendly way. Once they actually threw down, kind of a funny story, but maybe for another time.
“You like Mr. B., the editor, right?” says Spence.
“He says all three books in the series have been Indie Next picks, which is sort of unusual.”
“Humph,” says Admin, or something like that.
“I’m going for a walk,” Spence says.
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