TITLE: Then I Can Name the Cat
GENRE: Women's Fiction
Holly and Ella Grace snuck away from the party and wandered down the beach. Ella was clutching a bottle of champagne and a blanket with their school logo on it. Holly was holding two plastic champagne flutes by their necks. When they had walked far enough to reduce the sounds of revelry to pleasant background music they spread out the blanket.
With a deft twist Ella opened the screw top bottle of champagne and filled the glasses Holly held. The girls raised their glasses toward the rolling waves.
“To your future as a rock star,” Holly said. “When you get your first Grammy you totally have to thank me.”
“Of course dahhhhling,” Ella said. “I promise not to forget the little people.”
“Hey, I’m taller than you by a foot,” Holly protested, “Although I always wanted to be referred to as little instead of statuesque.”
“I always wanted to be statuesque,” Ella said wistfully. “It sounds so elegant.”
“An elegant way of saying freakishly tall,” Holly replied. This was a running joke between the two girls who had been best friends since junior high.
“Well let me propose a toast to Holly my non-statuesque friend. When I’m receiving Grammys she’ll be accepting Tonys and Emmys,” Ella said.
“What no Oscar?” Holly asked with mock offense.
“Oscars are so overrated,” Ella replied. “I mean seriously, the Emmys are the award of the people.”
“Which of course makes the Tonys the award of the theatre people,” Holly said.