GENRE: MG - Sci-Fi Adventure
On the day we left for Alaska, a librarian tried to eat my brains for lunch.
Her name was Ms. Pendergrass. She worked at the Santa Monica Public Library every day after school. I know this because I was at the Santa Monica Public Library every day after school. Usually waiting for dad to come pick me up.
“He’ll be here soon, sweetheart,” Ms. Pendergrass said as she sat down next to me. “Hey, you hungry?”
“Sure,” I said.
“Here,” said Ms. Pendergrass, “you can have my bag of chips. My stomach doesn’t feel so good.”
“Are they low-sodium, all-natural, non-fat chips?” I asked.
“Would I give you junk food?” she said. “Here, I’ll be right back.”
Ms. Pendergrass tossed the bag of low-sodium, all-natural, non-fat chips onto the table and scurried off towards the bathroom.
“K, thanks,” I said, opening the chips.
A half hour later the chips were gone and Ms. Pendergrass was still in the bathroom. I grew a little concerned.
“Uh...Ms. Pendergrass, you ok in there?” I said, knocking on the bathroom door with the end of my field hockey stick. I play field hockey. Left Inner. Co-Captain. My stick is an extension of my arm. It goes everywhere I go.
“Helloooo,” I said, knocking again with my stick.
“ROOLLLRRRRFFFFFFF!”, something roared back.
Then, bam, the bathroom door burst open. And there stood Ms. Pendergrass. Except, she was no longer the Ms. Pendergrass I knew. She was a monster. She was a Floo.