By Eugenie Seifer Olson
Dive into the occasionally attractive, occasionally sinister, regularly hilarious global of affection and motion figures within the toy with Eugenie Seifer, the quirky, clever new writer for Avon alternate. Toby Morris is 25 and prepared for a few pleasure. Her task at a wide toy corporation is lengthy on crammed animals, radio–controlled racers, and job units, yet brief on actual pride. while her former artwork tuition blood brother lands a task at an area television station and Toby tunes into the weekend information, she quickly reveals all of the pleasure she'd ever requested for––through an infatuation with a tender, good-looking weatherman. As she slowly turns into passionate about Doppler radar, typhoon trajectories, and cloud conceal, Toby starts off to ship him nameless poems ("if you love those poems/and the sentiments I speak/please put on your eco-friendly tie/on Thursday subsequent week) and letters commence flying. it kind of feels as if Toby has virtually discovered her real love, till a botched prank leaves Toby considering how she'll ever climate the typhoon. yet what is arising for Toby is whatever no weekend weatherman may ever are expecting.
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Her face is a patchwork quilt of overpriced cosmetics, with stripes of green and blue on her eyelids and blotchy pinks on her cheeks. ” I look up dewy eyed from my reverie. I’ve strayed from the circus of colors at the makeup counter to the bath and body products, where I’ve been fingering the beautiful bottles and inhaling the citrusy smells of the lotion of the moment. My obsession with bath products borders on the perverse, and my bathroom, a clutter of austere packaging and empty marketing promises, proves it.
Sarah puts on a big fake frown and promises to come back later. “Hi, Toy Girl. How’s it going? ” “Yeah, he is wild for you. ” I ask. “I don’t know—he might not be my kind of guy. ” “Uch, Toby—you’re not one of those women who wants a guy to treat her like garbage, are you? ” This was our code name for a cute, curly-haired guy at my company whom I dated for a little while, only to find out that he was mentally unstable, fiercely paranoid, and had to be coaxed into doing anything outside his own apartment.
Yes, there’s no doubt about it: green. Jenna is probably shrieking, I think. No, wait—she won’t be shrieking because it looks fine to her. Her bosses are probably shrieking, because they don’t yet know Jenna’s deepest and darkest—and probably only—secret. Jenna’s one imperfection is that she is severely color-blind. Not just a little, like in that cute way where guys sometimes wear one blue sock and one black one because they can’t see the difference. A lot. Like a stutterer avoiding certain words or a hard-of-hearing person saying “yup” to everything, Jenna had developed some keen coping mechanisms by the time she got to art school.
Babe in Toyland by Eugenie Seifer Olson