By Eugenie Seifer Olson
Dive into the occasionally horny, occasionally sinister, continuously hilarious international of affection and motion figures within the toy with Eugenie Seifer, the quirky, clever new writer for Avon exchange. Toby Morris is 25 and prepared for a few pleasure. Her activity at a wide toy corporation is lengthy on crammed animals, radio–controlled racers, and task units, yet brief on actual delight. whilst her former paintings college blood brother lands a role at a neighborhood television station and Toby tunes into the weekend information, she quickly reveals the entire pleasure she'd ever requested for––through an infatuation with a tender, good-looking weatherman. As she slowly turns into keen about Doppler radar, hurricane trajectories, and cloud hide, Toby starts off to ship him nameless poems ("if you love those poems/and the sentiments I speak/please put on your eco-friendly tie/on Thursday subsequent week) and letters commence flying. it sort of feels as if Toby has nearly came upon her real love, until eventually a botched prank leaves Toby thinking about how she'll ever climate the hurricane. yet what is bobbing up for Toby is anything no weekend weatherman might ever are expecting.
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At first, I found Michael unbelievably mysterious and enigmatic, owing mainly to the fact that he was studying music and had sweetly unkempt hair and therefore, in my mind, must have been dark and brooding. But as I tagged along with him and Sheila for pizza or a movie, I learned that my initial impression, as it is with most things, wasn’t quite right. He was serene and introspective, but with only a hint of the bleakness that so thoroughly infected so many of the art and music students I knew.
He drives wordlessly for a little while, and I prop my knees up on the dashboard. The city lights are disappearing behind us like someone pulling the little pegs out of a LiteBrite screen one by one. “My parents are visiting tomorrow,” he says finally, absentmindedly scratching one of his sideburns. ” I ask, but I know the answer already. Although he was awarded extra points for pursuing a career in the arts, Michael’s parents never truly forgave him for turning his back on the medical profession.
Hector finishes his tune and I applaud a little too wildly and go fetch him some blueberry-scented clay. Chapter 3 “Oh, Toby, you must come see this. Look at this face. ” I grit my teeth and poke my head over my cubicle. Sarah, my boss, is waving a 5x7 of her little angel, her little sweetie, her little starbaby, Tommy. He is about six months old now, but he still has the pushed-in face of a newborn, red and angry looking. My coworkers must be ovulating around the clock, because there has been a rash of pregnancies and new births in the last year.
Babe in Toyland by Eugenie Seifer Olson