Day 30, Chapter 30
It’s hard coming up with something clever to write every day, you know. I’m bound to have a day of writer’s block from time to time if the day’s chapter is too straight forward & lacking enough poorly constructed sentences. As Luke says to Yoda, “You want the impossible.” Then again, Yoda throws it back in his face after he lifts the X-wing fighter out of the swamp with his eyes closed. Wait, what was I talking about?
Chapter 30 is one of those straight forward chapters – lacking any of the shocking Patterson color that we’ve become so accustomed to. Lindsay and Conklin, continuing their streak of actual work days, visit Ernie Cooper’s pawnshop to ask about the jewelry that Hello Kitty stole from the Dowlings. Apparently, the yellow diamond that Sarah (aka Hello Kitty) wants to keep & turn into a necklace to match her TJ Maxx outfits, is worth over a million dollars. There’s a little more blah-blah-blah about the “fence” that would have handled the movement of such a large diamond, had he not died recently. (In one of Sarah’s chapters this comes up, but I can’t remember if I mentioned it here. Whatever.) Then, Ernie Cooper, long-haired, ex-cop pawnshop owner, has a revelation to close out the chapter – ala David Caruso:
“You know,” Cooper said, “if your Hello Kitty was using Green to fence his goods, he may be stuck with this million-dollar chunk of yellow ice for a while. Could be your cat’s up a tree, doesn’t know how to get down.”
On an unhappy side note, I spilled a little orange juice on page 102 of my borrowed copy of The 9th Judgment this morning, so now I have to buy this piece of crap. This thing costs $27.99, are you frickin’ kidding me?!
Go to Day 31.