Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nobody is a Secret Agent, Chapter 5, Part 2

Nobody Is A Secret Agent - Chapter 5, Part 2
by Kaity Pittard, Extraordinaire 

At dinner (corn on the cob and chicken nuggets), Jessica was reading her book. She was ready to get back to her list, but Kyle kept asking her questions. 
 "Where were you hiding?"
  "If I tell you it will give it away."
  "I think you were cheating - it had to be out of bounds!"
  "Well, either I'm a really good hider or you're a really lousy seeker!"

Jessica decided it was best to quickly flee the scene. She darted upstairs, ready to get back to her list of code names. Which one? Three to pick from. Violet, Venus or Laser. She puzzled over it for a while. Then, something caught her eye - the same mysterious man was walking down the street. The same way, sunglasses, hood. She was almost certain he was looking at her through the window. But he disappeared again. Jessica considered calling the police about him but she decided against it. What if it was just some guy walking down the street? Maybe it would be easier to decide if she did something else for a while. She started to read again. She started a story on Odysseus and the cyclops. She kept reading. Then, he told the cyclops that his name was nobody. Jessica thought that was strange, but she found out why. Odysseus had put the sharpened stake in the cyclops' eye. The Cyclops yelled in pain, "Nobody hurt me, Nobody blinded me!" The other cyclops yelled back, "Why are you yelling at us if nobody hurt you?" Odysseus and his men safely returned to the ship. That was a clever idea, thought Jessica. Then, she got an inspiration! Her code name wouldn't be Violet, it wouldn't be Venus or Laser, it would be Nobody! Jessica would love to see peoples' reactions when she said she was agent Nobody. That settled it, Nobody was a secret agent.

Did it turn out like you expected?
Well, that explained the book title
Chapter 6 coming soon!

 A note from the author's mother:

I thought you'd like to see what your intrepid author looks like after a recent new haircut! She had asked me if she could get her hair cut short and my response was, "Fine by me if you can talk your daddy into it!" Well, she did, and here are the beautiful results:

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