Monday, November 23, 2009

And now a word from my 'other' sponsor

Penny: Eight thousand, right?

Me: What?

Penny: Eight thousand. That's about how many words you have left to write before you reach the NaNo goal?

Me: Oh, yeah. But when NaNo is over I have to start on the other narrative.

Penny: Think you'll make it?

Me: Probably.

Penny: How does it end?

Me: How does what end?

Penny: My narrative.

Me: *smiles* You should know. It's your story.

Penny: Yeah, but you've added a lot of stuff I didn't think you'd add.

Me: You told me a lot of things I never knew.

Penny: Such as?

Me: I don't think I can talk about that without offending some of the readers.

Penny: That's not all my fault.

Heather: You know, Penny, the first step toward recovery is admitting you have a problem.

Penny: You stay out of this, Heather. Go back to your own book.

Me: Ladies, please. Heather, I'll get back to your story in a little while. Right now I need to finish working on this one.

Heather: *takes a seat, muttering under breath* Man. She is never going to send a query for me. *yells* NYT's best-seller list is waiting for my story, Kat.

Me: Don't be such a prima donna, Heather. Have some patience.

Penny: *sighs* Now that that unpleasantness is behind us.

Heather: *sticks out her tongue*
Penny: You still have a character to name yet, huh?

Me: A couple of them.

Penny: I'm talking about my son.

Me: Your son?

Penny: That's what I said. My son.

Me: He already has a name.

Penny: No, no, no. His name can't stay like that. People will know.

Me: Know what?

Penny: You know.

Me: No, Penny, I don't know. I haven't written it yet.

Penny: You know, that thing I did that kicked this whole story into motion.

Me: Oh, you mean the kid...

Penny: Shhhhhhhhh!

Me: You know what you did was wrong, right?

Penny: That guy wronged me first. Twice, actually.

Me: Three wrongs don't make a right.

Penny: I did what I had to do. I helped more people than I hurt. Besides, the ones who got hurt were bad, and I couldn't get justice any other way.

Me: So, you're a vigilante?

Penny: Can we get back to the point? What are you naming my son?

Me: I don't know.

Penny: Maybe you should ask your blog readers for ideas. They're creative folks.

Me: Indeed. That sounds like a good idea.

I'm fresh out of spark for names right now. Would anyone care to suggest a name Penny's son?

Here's a little bit about him: He was born in the mid-1990s, love skateboarding, plays bass guitar and loves heavy metal music.

I'd love your input.

7 comments:

Nisa said...

Hey! Have you checked out the US Census for the '90s? It's a good way to sort through the popular names at the time. Maybe one of them will strike you as the one. http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

Eva Gallant said...

Maybe Jason or Eric? or Shawn? or Kyle?

Rosslyn Elliott said...

I love this dialogue!

Out of the popular names for 1995, I think Tyler or Zachary might work for this boy.

Cole Gibsen said...

I tried and think about all the boys I had a crush on in the 90's. (My junior high/high school years). There was Ryan, Chris, Eric, Darren, Jake, Tony, and Josh.

I was waaaaay boy crazy ;)

lynnrush said...

OH, this is GREAT! Love it.

Okay, for name ideas:

Josh
Jake
Tyler
Brandon
Austin
Jordan
Than

Now, I'm more for the Josh/Jake/Tyler variety. But that's me.

I think Caleb is cool too.

christine said...

How about Jake, Zac, Logan, Caleb, Umm....that's all I can think of!

lynnrush said...

Ohhh. I like Logan!!