TITLE: The Secret at Seachase
GENRE: MG Mystery
I don’t need a giggling bunch of high-school girls in mix-and-match bikinis to tell me I look silly.
They think we’re dumb kids. They don’t even know that this long-handled duster-looking thing I’m pointing at the Gulf is a special microphone that blocks the howling wind noise. We’re using professional stuff, and going for a three-thousand dollar prize, and that’s worth a whole bunch of weird stares.
Megan shoos them away from our movie set.
Alyssa pretends not to notice. She keeps her dad’s camera focused on her big brother, who’s floating on his long board just past the breakers.
The perfect wave builds, lifting Justin and his board. He catches the surge and pops to his feet, riding ahead of the white crest, all the way to the froth.
“What’s next?” I ask.
Director Alyssa squints at the sun, then shouts to Justin, “One more.” To me and Megan, she says, “We have to be sure we’ve got it. In My America, everything has to be perfect.”
That’s when I realize what’s wrong. “Where’d Madog go?”
Megan glances toward the village. “Don’t worry, Ellie. He’ll come back.”
“If he were a grown up dog, maybe.” I toss the fake-fur covered microphone at Megan and take off before she can say anything.
I run as hard as I can, but my legs are zingy. I have to find my puppy before something bad happens.
Even a barrier island like Maydock can be dangerous.