A smidgen of prose from my on-going project...
Dear Nixie Pixie,
I love when you send me letters -- it’s like we’re very cool pen pals who actually get to see each other every once in a while. The story you wrote for your final English class project is very good, and of course I have some comments. What kind of English professor would I be if I didn’t?! Put a copy of it in your luggage when you pack -- It’ll give us something to talk about on our drive. And no, I don’t care how much you beg, I’m not letting you drive. Even on that back road up through Waterton. Your mother would have my hide if she knew we were even talking about such a thing.
Oh -- make sure you bring your favorite tapes. My new VW bus has both an 8-track and cassette player and we’re going to need some good music to keep us rockin’. Sorry we’re not going to leave when we had originally wanted to, but I have some stuff I need to take care of first -- you know how that goes. I’ll call your mama and let her know when I think I’ll be getting to your house. We can take off a couple of days after that.
Take care, don’t be square, pinky swear.
PS: Yes, I did know that Mick Jagger sings backup on “You’re So Vain.” I bet you think the song is about him, don’t you, don’t you!