Friday, May 23, 2008
Beware Kanner Lake!
I just returned from almost two weeks in our Idaho home. I was very busy writing. But as I gazed out my office window at Lake Coeur d'Alene, my mind kept pulling toward my friends in Kanner Lake.
This Memorial Day weekend will bring trauma and tragedy.
I wanted to run through the streets of Coeur d'Alene, shouting, "Don't go over to Kanner Lake this Saturday!"
If only my Java Joint pals knew what was coming. They're so excited right now. S-Man has finally sold his science fiction manuscript, Starfire, to a major publisher, plus a sequel. And the Scenes and Beans bloggers plan to celebrate with S-Man at Java Joint this Saturday, watching him put his John Doe on the contracts. Rumor is Bailey has said all coffee drinks are on the house. (Which has made Wilbur very happy.) The contracts are now sitting in S-Man's place, waiting for signature. Bailey and John have bought him a fancy pen to use for signing. Sarah is also bringing a writerly gift from her Simple Pleasures store. Leslie, Paige, Carla, Angie, Bev, Pastor Hank, and Jared will all be there, plus a couple other surprise faces from the past. They'll all be Java Joint at 8:00 a.m., sipping their coffee drinks, Wilbur on his stool.
But their celebration won't happen.
I want to go warn them. I want to scream for them all to stay home. If they only knew ...