Before I share my story, I wanted to tell you about the sneak peak of the up-coming anthology, The Thing That Turned Me. Contributing author, Tara Tyler, has compiled a list of blurbs from all of the authors. If you like to check it out, go here.
Now for the story.
"Mom," my teenaged daughter said. "I have failed at life."
"What?" I asked. I hardly thought she failed at life.
"Look," she said pointing down at her bare leg.
I looked. She was wearing shorts, but under that, she had something else. "What the heck is that?"
I squinted, trying to figure out what in the world she had painted on her leg. "Did you paint candy corn on your leg?"
She laughed. "No. I painted the universe. And those are stars."
"Yeah. See, I told you I failed at life."
I shook my head. "No. But you'd better figure out how to get that candy corn off your leg. And the black abyss they're revolving in."
She came up with a great way. A water balloon fight. She and her friend filled up about a hundred water balloons. By the end of the fight, there was nothing but black streaks running down her leg. So much for the candy corn universe.