June 13, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #74
The Many Annoyances of Calliope Jones
“Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.” ~Kathryn Stockett
Calliope couldn’t stop thinking about those words. Writing has always been easy for her but she never wrote anything of real substance before. So Calliope sat down and made a list of all things that bothered her: her brother picking things up with his toes, how fickle tomatoes are (fruit or vegetable? Firm or juicy? Disgusting or really disgusting? It is like the identity crisis of salad toppings), people who say Perks of Being a Wallflower is our generation’s Catcher in the Rye (A. It’s not. B. Nothing is anyone’s version of Catcher in the Rye, that’s the beauty, it is timeless. C. Stop saying the ending was such a shock, it wasn’t if you actually read the book with any comprehension skills of a 6th grader of higher.) or redundancy. That’s it! Redundancies bother Calliope more than anything and no one seems to notice or care all that much because they keep on using ATM machine like saying Automated Teller Machine machine is a natural thing.
Join Calliope as she goes on a quest to write a stunning expose about the shocking number of redundancies in American culture and digs deep to answer the question “why does no one seem to care they are being redundant and sounding quite stupid saying PIN number?”