Today, I thought I'd post a scene - well, a small portion of a scene - from my book. The following passage (from page 33) is a true Madi Moment. To put it in perspective, I've posted the quote that begins that chapter (I begin all my chapters with a fun quote). Maybe you can relate. If not, then maybe you can get a little chuckle. Or, better yet, maybe you'll run over to Amazon or your favorite bookstore and buy my book!
"Maturity is knowing when to be immature."
-Randall Hall, guitarist for Lynyrd Skynard
“I’m not in the mood to talk, Rich.”
“Well, it’s not all about you, Madi.”
“It’s not about me at all, is it?” I raise my eyebrows and give him my best witchy expression.
Rich rolls his eyes. “I can see you haven’t come to your senses yet.”
“I don’t have time for this.”
“Well, when do you predict you’ll have time? To talk, I mean.”
I ram my fists into my sides. “I don’t know. I’ve never been cheated on before—at least, that I know of. I’ll keep you posted, ’kay?”
He sighs and runs a gloved hand through his hair. He stares off into the distance for a few seconds before shaking his head. “I’m trying to be civil here, and you’re being malicious.”
“That’s me—Malicious Madi.”
“Just let me say one thing.”
“Nope. No more talking.” I close the rear hatch and make my way around the side of the van.
I stick my fingers in my ears. “La la la la la la la la la la la…”
“C-mon, Madi, you’re acting like one of my students.” His voice is slightly muffled but I hear every word.
If I were the princess Sarah says I am, perhaps I would gracefully ignore his comment and exit quietly. But, because Grumpy is my persona, I turn and scowl. “I’ll give you fourth-grade, Rich.” Then I do something I haven’t done in thirty years. I stick out my tongue and blow, spit flying.
I climb into the van, back out and gun it. Richard stands there, shaking his head. So blowing raspberries at my husband may have been a little immature. But it sure made me feel a heck of a lot better.
So tell me. Have you ever behaved like a child? Or wanted to? Do share!