A guest blogger at BoingBoing posted her short story today, Ruby Was Angry, and I love it. Please drop by and readÂ it, here’s a little sample -the first two paragraphs:
Ruby was angry. She didnâ€™t really understand whyâ€”but as she stared at the man sprawled out on the floor of the airport, next to the sign for Gate 82 United Flight 899 to Tokyoâ€™s Narita Airport, she began to realize just how angry she really was.
It quickly became clear to her that this anger was not a temporary function of seeing the sleeping man, but the delayed manifestation of a much more profound and long-existing anger that she had kept buried deep in her soul for a very long time. It was hard to say how long exactly. Her eyes narrowed and she bore her teeth like a rabid pit bull about to take a plunge. The fearsome expression on her face looked oddly out of place paired with her pink braided necklace and silver heart-shaped pendant with â€œRUBY KEILANAâ€ printed daintily on its curve. Her reddish-brown hair stood on its ends like a cat sprayed with water.