Monday, December 27, 2010
New Character Anxiety
(by Brian "Roach" Malloy of the cupcake bakery mystery series by Jenn McKinlay)
I went to Fairy Tale Cupcakes because I thought the woman responsible for murdering my father worked there. I was wrong. I accused Melanie Cooper of murder but it was her mom who had been on a date with my father the night he was killed. Oops. My bad.
What really knocked me on my keister, however, was her business partner Angie DeLaura. She was so cool. She got right in my face, and I'm Roach Malloy from the Sewers -- a certified platinum album selling rock star, and I think she was going to do some damage until melanie reined her in. She was incredible! I think I am in love!
One small problem. She has this childhood pal named Tim or Todd or something lame like that. She says they're just friends, but he'd have to be as dumb as a brick to let a girl like her go. I'm trying to play it smart and not crowd her, but when you meet the love of your life, it's kind of hard to not to jump up and down on Oprah's couch and make an idiot of yourself.
My story hits the shelves on January 4th, so now on top of having new character anxiety, I have to worry about making an ass of myself. Sigh.
How about you? What's the dumbest thing you ever did for love?