There is a lovely little band of writers whose blogs I follow, and last week their blogs were in a frenzy to get hacked. Such hacking is fun for the writer as well as the reader. Friends were writing hilarious and encouraging posts. Even fictional characters were popping up to hack the blog.
That is not happening here.
However, I thought I would use the inspiration and take this opportunity to let one of my character make a guest post.
You have never met him before. His name is Brant, and he is 14 years old. His parents decided to take in an orphan girl on a trial basis for the school year, and she's expected to come in on her flight tomorrow. I've asked him to talk about her.
Hey, guys. Brant here. I've been asked to talk about Kelsey.
My parents decided at the beginning of the summer to volunteer to take an orphan girl for the school year. I think its a bad idea. Mom and Dad don't seem to realize what they are inviting into their home. It's not going to be like the movies. This girl isn't going to be sweet and innocent, instantly transformed to eternal happiness because somebody loves her. These kids come with a past. And Kelsey's been moved so many times I have to wonder what tricks she has up her sleeve. Mom and Dad are so excited to get a little girl, but I'm expecting a manipulative thief with a foul mouth and a well-disguised mean-streak.
It wouldn't be so bad if it were just me here, but I've got a little brother, too. I don't want him picking up her bad habits. And he's going to be heartbroken when she leaves. It's not that I'm scared of change, but this whole thing was a stupid idea.
My parents are not listening to me. I tried to talk to them about it, but they looked very sober and asked me what I thought Jesus would do.
That is not a fair question.
Jesus never adopted an orphan girl for the school year.