Night on the Nile

September 1987

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Dearest Family

or

To Whom It May Concern

A new novel by Matt Sears!

And now a special sneak preview of the first chapter of the exciting new book.  The story of a boy and his dog.  The best of times, the worst of times.  A sci-fi epic of proportions never before witnessed on the written page.  Sort of a boy meets girl, boy looses girl, boy gets girl in the end sort of thing. The feel good novel of the year.  You’ll want to go back and re-read this one over and over again.

So without further ado we present the first chapter of this great new novel by Matt Sears, entitled Dearest Family or Too Who It May Concern. Ladies and Gentlemen, chapter one! (applause, whistles)

Mom, Pop and Dog,

How are things? Here it is Sunday evening. What a week it’s been.  So much going on.  But first a 5 week grade report.

Small Business Operations: Test next Friday, paper handed in last Monday. No results.

Man’s Physical World II: Test #2 tomorrow.  Test#1 score 140/150 – so far so good

Audio I: Project #1 returned – A-. Test last Friday, no results, probably did pretty good. SFSG [I was way ahead of time with the texting abbreviations, about 25 years before texting was a thing.]

Principles of Advertising: Test next Friday. I hear it’s a killer, but so far: no results

Fundamentals of Performance: Very laid back class structure, should do well – A or B

Now to the important stuff.  I finally did get a date to the party. So about 6:00 pm Saturday night I started working on my costume. I have to admit, it was awesome.  I had a tiger skin head dress (you’ll see the pics) and a gold round collar and I wore the bottom part as planned but put some gold trim on it.  I twas sharp! Everybody had a sharp costume. The house looked awesome. We had a water fall off the roof onto the porch into a pond which ran off the porch into a pond which ran off the porch into a bigger pond. (About 10 pm G did a back flip into it.) I’d say the party was success.  I’m sure you know by now that I ended up taking MKJ. It was a lot of fun. At first I sort of had a date with this ADP pledge.  We went on a yogurt date last Monday. It was a lot of fun bu she couldn’t go. I’ll probably ask her out again sometime; or not. The Royals are 5 games out and the NFL is on strike. I think I’m going to cut my grade school work down to 2 days a week. I’d be working 3 hours a week, 2 1/4 hrs less than I do now. There’s a guy at the house who will be working there M W & F — I think I hope. I’m tired of working there–I’m very tired of it. In the meantime I’m going to keep an ey and ear out for some other kind of work for this and/or next semester. Mike will be home next weekend. I may or may not.  I guess I will wrap up the letter with my best rendition of what my costume looked like. See you later. Love you both.

Matt

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