At a writing conference, after a writing playshop...
Little Old Lady: What is your book about?
Me: It’s about a 17-year-old girl who goes on a cruise with her family and mysteriously falls into the water and mysteriously transforms into a mermaid and has to figure out what happened and how to get home. It’s about searching for home and longing for what you once had.
Little Old Lady: Oh, I grew up as a mermaid!
Me: I grew up as a fairy so mermaid was a stretch for me.
Little Old Lady: Oh, so I have a fan. See, my father built pools in Southern California, where we lived. So my sisters and I got to go swimming in all these different pools every day. Celebrity pools. Decadent pools.
Me: The most extravagant pools.
Little Old Lady: Elizabeth Taylor’s pool. Cary Grant’s pool.
|The decadent pool of Doris Duke (on O'ahu).|
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