I sat down with Ellie the other day now that some of the excitement and chaos of the events recorded in Flight of Blue have settled down just a bit for her and her friends.
Kai’s Aunt Ginger dropped her off at a favorite local hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. She showed up in a emerald green t-shirt, jeans with a big hole in one knee, and black flip-flops. Her toe-nail polish matched her t-shirt, and her curly hair was giving her ponytail holder a hard time.
We sat down with our drinks, I with my black coffee, she with an iced dirty chai latte. I noticed her choice of drink and–scrapping my carefully crafted questions for a moment–asked her about it.
Me: So I noticed you got a dirty chai latte. I didn’t think you were the type.
(She deadpanned me at this point)
Ellie: It’s just a shot of espresso in a normal chai latte.
(I cleared my throat, and dug around in my bag for a moment looking for the pen that I’d already put on the table).
Ellie: Are you looking for this?
(Hands me my pen).
Me: Oh, er, thanks! Okay, let’s get started. So, Ellie, tell me, who is the most important person in your life? Read more