They were at the hole with post-earthquake highway, and Erika stood on the higher level, and tapped the ball lightly with her club. You had to hit it just so, and it would jump, and then ricochet off the upturned dump truck, and then the wall of the fault where the highway dropped what would be fifteen or twenty feet if this were all to scale, and then caromed gently into the hole.
That one was more like shooting pool than like miniature golf, and it had been her favorite. Her mom had shown her the trick. She’d shushed the family friend who’d hinted that she had been a great pool player when she was young.
Nothing was ever spoken in front of Erika about before.
Six Sentence Sunday excerpts in June come from the most recent draft of Erika and the Vampire, currently being revised for release in July 2012.