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Here's an excerpt from Ten Million Reasons, http://amzn.to/2kgLsfb
Max and Genevieve ate lunch, swapped funny stories from their week, and discussed schedules for the upcoming month. He had decided to try out for the cross-country team.
“I don’t stand a chance, but I want to try.”
“Why? Running is so boring.”
“Yeah, but only because it’s slightly less monotonous than sitting at the computer when I have writer’s block.”
“The practices are long, and they’re in the afternoons when Mom’s usually working, so this will give me something to do. I get bored killing time at home so much. It’s dull there now that Jenny got a job and is gone all the time.”
“How does she like her job?” Genevieve asked, with interest.
“I don’t know about the job, but she sure does like the money,” Max answered, waggling his eyebrows comically.
Ah, to be a teenager with the simple worries of acne medication and a pretty dress. Then Genevieve corrected herself. And divorce. Don’t forget that simple worry.
“So why were you late today?” Max asked.
“You’d never believe me if I told you,” she answered.
Rolling her eyes, Genevieve answered, “I got sucked into another survey.”
Max almost spit chow mein at her as he laughed. “You have got to be kidding me! Can you even walk through the mall without taking a survey?”
Trying not to laugh, Genevieve crumbled a napkin to throw at her nephew. “I got a gift card out of this one.” Then, slapping the palm of her hand against her forehead, she said, “I should have used it to pay for lunch! What was I thinking?”
“You can use it next time.”
“Do you honestly think I’m going to remember that?” Her voice was filled with dry humor.
“No worries,” he said. “I’ll remind you.”
“What would I do without you, Max?”
“You’d be lost without me, Aunt Gen, and you know it.”