|“You DARE forget me???”|
See, it seems I have been forgetting to bring ‘her manliness’ with me on various jaunts. Even telling her that Cleopatra’s Moon, the story of her daughter, Selene, won a Crystal Kite award from our awesome Southern-Breeze SCBWI region did nothing to lift the cold steel of her rage.
I mean, look at that face. Seriously, she is not happy.
“But it’s the Crystal Kite!” I told her. “Recognition from writers and artists whom I deeply respect! Isn’t it wonderful? Isn’t it fabulous?! Aren’t you as excited and honored as I am?”
“It matters not at all,” she uttered through clenched teeth, “if the attention is not on ME!”
So I reminded her that I had, indeed, brought her with me to the Georgia Junior Classical League convention where I gave several workshops related to her life and to ancient Rome. This mollified her a bit, especially when I showed her the photo of her legion of admirers bowing and uploading pictures of her magnificence to their friends.
|The queen liked being worshipped at JCL.|
But when I inadvertently mentioned the writer’s retreat I recently attended—whereupon I had forgotten her at home—her rage returned.
And so, with her expressive man-hands, she read aloud a new law she had written calling for my death should I ever forget her again.
“Geez, isn’t that a little harsh?” I asked, rubbing my throat.
“Not at all,” the great queen said. “I will not be ignored.”
And with that, our little queen turned on the heel of her painted-over combat boots/sensible shoes, and sashayed out of the room. I may have been wrong, but I’m pretty sure she called me “an unwashed, uneducated, plebeian unfit to even shave her back.”
|“It’s right here in black and papyrus: ignore me again and you die!”|
Which I gotta say, really, really hurt. Because I thought I was getting pretty good at that job.
In all seriousness, I’m “over the moon,” about the Crystal Kite award. We have a tremendous amount of talent in our Southern-Breeze region and I’m really humbled and grateful to see Cleopatra’s Moon get recognized. Thank you to all my SCBWI friends!
You rock and rule!
Amalia T says
Congratulations!!! It’s wonderful to hear how well Cleopatra’s Moon is still doing!
Jen McConnel says
Congratulations!! I’m thrilled at the announcement. Maybe I’ll see you at an upcoming SCBWI event, and then I can gush in person.
The queen will be mollified, don’t worry.
Cathy C. Hall says
You know you can’t mess with the pint-size (pics or dolls). SUCH egos they have!
Unlike you, humble even in the face of HUGENESS. (The Crystal Kite Award, I mean, not me.) 🙂
Elizabeth O. Dulemba says
Cleopatra? Naw… VICKY RULES!!!!
SO, SO very happy for you chickadee!!!!
Vicky Alvear Shecter says
Thanks you guys! And remind me to bring DQC everywhere I go! 😉
Karen Strong says
Congrats on the Crystal Kite Award. 🙂
DQC looks freshly shaven in the pic. Baby smooth face. LOL.
Vicky Alvear Shecter says
Thanks Karen–yeah, no five o’clock shadow!
Stephanie Thornton says
Haha! I had to laugh because I have that Cleo action figure too. Or I did, until my daughter stole it and put it in her Playmobil pyramid.
Congratulations on the award!