The Return Of The Klutz Curse
Well, I might as well admit how Scrooʝe and I got together. But if it ever goes public, I’ll deny it to my last breath!
That semester, I didn’t go straight home to Chicago when classes ended because I was working on a math theorem for a university competition and had to turn my paper in by noon on December 22nd. I was so excited when I finished at 11 a.m. I called Camille to tell her I’d made it with an hour to spare. Now you’d think I would’ve learned by now that God don’t like ugly. But there I was, on the phone, bragging that I had the competition in the bag, and not paying attention to what my fingers were actually typing when disaster struck.
Instead of hitting the save key I hit delete! And my paper disappeared into the computer netherworld. Camille was trying not to laugh on the other end, while I was trying not to cry on mine. That’s when I remembered I’d saved a copy to my USB. Hurray! I just had to run over to Dickens Library and print it out.
Now I may not be an athlete, but that morning I raced through the campus as if I had superpowers. I snatched the paper from the printer and ran out of the library, anxious to make it to the math department. Unfortunately, it was raining and the stairs were slippery. Sure enough, when I reached the last step, my feet slipped out from under me and I went tumbling through the air. I flew through space screaming in terror and preparing to meet my Maker. Although certain that I was about to crack my fool skull against the sidewalk, I couldn’t get over how embarrassing this was and hoped it wouldn’t get worse. But of course, with my luck, I just knew it would.
Then I hit the ground. The concrete didn’t hurt as much as it should have because I crashed into Scrooʝe and knocked us both into a deep puddle of rainwater in the shallow spot at the foot of the steps.
Title: On Top of the World
Author: David Lamb
Genre: Contemporary, African-American Romance
2016 BEST FICTION-Pacific Book Awards. FROM THE FUNNY AND NATURALLY BRILLIANT DAVID LAMB, award-winning playwright of the New York Times celebrated play, Platanos Y Collard Greens, comes a modern spin on Dickens’ classic tale that perfectly combines humor and romance in a story re-imagined for our digital, consumerist age. This version of Scrooge and Belle is familiar, yet unlike any you’ve come across before. Scrooge, or rather Scrooje, is music’s biggest superstar, with one hundred million albums sold, fifteen million devoted YouTube subscribers, two and a half million Facebook likes, and twenty-five million fanatical Twitter followers known as Scroojites. Belle, is a legal shark who gulps down her opposition voraciously and whose beauty and stunning figure causes traffic accidents as she zips through the sidewalks of Manhattan stylishly adorned and taking no prisoners. They never imagined being music’s most powerful couple, but that’s exactly what happened when Belle fell head over heels and gave the Coke-bottle glasses wearing, plaid and stripe attired, scrawny, biggest nerd on her college campus the ultimate makeover, turning him into a fashion impresario whose style sets trends from Milan to NY Fashion Week and who can be seen courtside at the NBA Finals sporting a perfectly-fitted cashmere suit. Then it happens. Belle realizes too late that she’s created a chart-topping monster as Scrooje’s ego explodes and he starts acting a fool. Now, it’s been three years since they ve spoken. But tonight at Hollywood s biggest red carpet event, with the whole world watching, they’ll be given a second chance.
David Lamb is a native New Yorker, born and raised, bitten with the writing bug since he was in elementary school and had handwriting nobody could decipher. Like Charles Dickens, David grew up a poor boy in the big city who found that the pen really is mightier than the sword. After finishing college David went on to law school at NYU, but all the time writing was still his heart. While working as a lawyer by day, at night he transformed into a writer and eventually wrote and produced the award-winning hit off-Broadway romantic comedy Platanos Y Collard Greens. Being a writer and having the chance make people laugh out loud while challenging them to think about the world around them, and inspire each of us to believe in the power of love and our own ability to overcome life’s challenges is a great gift that David truly enjoys and thanks you for allowing him to share with you in On Top Of The World (Until The Bell Chimes)
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