When #4 daughter was wee, she became enchanted by small blue-and-black caterpillars. She pretended there was only one, who got around a lot, and she named him Bluey. Then, when she saw little blue butterflies, she decided those were Bluey after he came out of the cocoon. I never see a little blue butterfly without getting just a little bit excited and thinking, “Look! It’s Bluey!” She was a fun kid, and she’s a fun grownup.
Guys, I actually met Sue Grafton, author of B IS FOR BURGLAR and the other Kinsey Milhone. I know, a lot of people have met her; she’s a very friendly and approachable person. She was the keynote speaker at Magna cum Murder one year. If you ever get a chance to hear her speak, do. It’s a treat and an education.
But the Best Burglar Book I ever read was James Kirkwood’s P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD. Kirkwood writes strange, strange books, y’all. And he does it very, very well.
WRITING PROMPT: Your character catches someone in the act of burgling his or her home or place of business.