Monday, June 23, 2003

Girl in Cool Beans: she looks like Bonnie in the old "Trots and Bonnie" cartoon that used to appear in National Lampoon. Gangly, cropped blonde hair, pulldown knit cap on her head. She's in love with the dream of being a writer. Aren't they all. She's looking at her laptop and reading aloud her story to a long-haired freckled friend, who approvingly nods at all the key points and even high-fives her once, saying "That's beautiful! Keep it!" Encouraged, Bonnie reads her favorite parts. "This is the description of Simon," she says. "This is good." She reads something I can't completely hear and then says: "I love Simon." She resumes typing and her friend resumes writing hastily in her journal.

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