aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Life imitates art

Teen had just put ramen into the microwave when I asked Teen to listen to a few paragraphs of a new chapter I was writing. In it, some cookies have been left in the oven too long and caught on fire. I read Teen the section about the acrid smoke and the smoke alarm. Teen goes back into kitchen and says, "Hm, it smells kind of smoky in here."

Teen had left the crucial ingredient out of the ramen: water.

Now if I need to summon up the sights and smells, the coughing and watering eyes - why, all I need to do is step outside my office. In fact, I don't really need to do that. We've got all the doors open and the fans going and it's still pretty bad.

Note to self: must right about winning lottery immediately.

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