Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hey! It's Thursday, and you know what that means, boys and girls. Yes! You have a book to write for me.

Today's Thursday News of the Absurd Will Someone Please Write This Book Inspirational Moment (TNoftheAWSPWTBIM) is something we here in Michigan can certainly understand:

From Reuters:

Police foil German children's dash to Africa

Apparently, a six year-old girl and a seven year-old boy got fed up with the cold weather in Germany and decided to run away to Africa to get married. They packed suitcases with clothes and bathing suits, convinced the girl's five year old sister to come along as a witness, and headed off while their parents were sleeping.

The kids were caught by police at the train station in Hanover and sent back home. Which, in real life, is a good thing. I am, of course, unconcerned with real life. So, what if they hadn't been caught? I want the story of their adult-free cross-country adventure, like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I want to know what's REALLY driving them to Africa (I don't buy the warm weather thing). And I want to know what happens when they get there.

Ideas? Who will write me this book?

2 comments:

Rena said...

There was a story yesterday about a six-year-old boy who missed the bus, so he got into his mom's car and tried to drive himself to school. (He crashed, but was okay) Maybe he could drive the happy couple around Africa.

Seriously, where are the parents these these days???

C.R. Evers said...

oh, this is cute! Well, the thought anyway. Glad the police caught up with the kids!!! YIkes!

christy