August 28th, 2013

He Used the Convertible for What?

When the old company called me up asking if I wanted to take some old plants off their hands, I pictured a couple of tired pots that would fit on the corner of my desk, or maybe on the windowsill. After all, everyone else still working there had first dibs. I got to take the ones nobody else wanted.

Boy was I surprised to find twelve monster plants in the hallway waiting for me when I arrived with my VW Golf. Some of these plants have been sitting in a corner somewhere for the last 15 years.











Problem: how the heck am I gonna get these things home? That’s when I realized what a lucky stroke it was that some good friends were ready to unload their convertible just two weeks ago. I offer you: a new way to put your convertible to good use.








Didn’t the police pull you over, you’re asking? Good question. I fully expected that they would. Fortunately there was a Champion’s League qualifying game on last night, with Basel playing against Bulgaria, in Basel. The police were busy!


Anyway, 12 monster plants have now found a new home at my place, giving us extra oxygen and that nice jungle feel. Grrrrrrr!


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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5 thoughts on “He Used the Convertible for What?

  1. Pingback: Writing in English, Dreaming in German, A Guest post by Frederick Lee Brooke | Naimeless

  2. Brea

    So funny! We see a lot of “creative” uses of vehicles where I live, so I don’t think you would have even received a second glance here. Way to be green!

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