The Camp: First Meeting
When she sat down to another girl on the bus, the first thing that occurred to Chandra was how much she liked the other girl’s hair. It was a superficial thought to have, but she thought the girl’s straight red hair was very attractive.
“Hi,â? she said.
“Hello, Chandra,â? the girl said. Her eyes were closed and she was leaning against the window.
“Um, I didn’t tell you that…â?
The girl’s large blue eyes snapped open. “It’s – on your duffel bag. I’m Fiona, by the way.â?
“Nice to meet you, Fiona.â? Chandra relaxed slightly. “Looking forward to Camp De-Cap-A-Lot?â?
“My parents are,â? Fiona said.
Chandra laughed. “So are mine.â? There was a pause. “Uh, what’s with the jacket in summer weather?â?
“A… skin condition,â? Fiona said.
“Oh,â? Chandra replied.
“There’s something up with this camp,â? Fiona announced, eyes closed again.
“It’s called De-Cap-A-Lot. As in decapitation. Which is another word for getting your head cut off.â?
“…Oh, gosh, you’re right,â? Chandra said.