Attack of the zombie poodles

December 15, 2010

A few days ago, I let my six-year-old daughter watch Night At The Museum for the first time. She was really enjoying it, but about half-way through, she turned to me and said, “You know, mom, it would be more interesting if there were creatures trying to eat Ben Stiller.”

I was so proud. And I had to agree with her. So for the rest of the movie, she started suggesting zombies in the Egyptian exhibit (“Mummies would be too predictable”), undead cowboys in the Wild West exhibit and werewolves throughout.

“Werewolves go good anywhere,” she claimed. Frankly, I found it hard to argue with that.

I shouldn’t have been totally surprised. After all, this is the first grader who, when asked to draw her family at the start of this school year, included a werewolf. And being the exemplary parent that I am (seeing as we were hitting up against bedtime on a school night), I told her to just tell her teacher it was a dog.

It’s times like these when I wonder if my career as a paranormal romance/mystery writer hasn’t influenced the child just a bit. She still wants to be a cashier when she grows up (hopefully somewhere where mommy can enjoy the employee discount) but it’s amazing what she picks up just from hearing me talk to my writing friends on the phone.

Or perhaps it’s in the blood.

On the way out the door to school this morning, she hugged our dog and then me (in that order) and said, she had a new book idea for me. Zombie poodles. I’ll let you know how it goes.

And a side note: My agent is doing the 12 Days of Bookmas giveaway and I told her I’d post a clue. It is: zombie poodles. No kidding. It’s actually a very good clue to a hard question. Good luck!


6 Responses to “Attack of the zombie poodles”

  1. Sharon Says:

    LOL, I have a 15 year old daughter that is a horror movie addict. She even does her own horror make-up (think flesh eating virus stuff). I also have a 9 year old daughter who is being influenced by the older. She was a zombie business woman for Halloween. I bought her a very small skirt and jacket set from a thrift store and some sensible high heels . Her sister “zombiefied” her.

  2. Oregon Sunshine Says:

    Zombie poodles! Love it! Not exactly the breed you’d associate with zombies!

  3. KAth Says:

    Angie, this is wonderful!! Thank you for the bright laugh on a sleety day.

  4. Angie Fox Says:

    Oh that is great, Sharon. I hope my daughter follows in their footsteps.

  5. Angie Fox Says:

    Ah yes, Oregon Sunshine, but that’s the poodle zombie advantage. No one will ever suspect…until it’s too late. Bwa-ha-ha. Or shall we say, Arrr-ff-arf-arf

  6. Angie Fox Says:

    LOL. Thanks, Kath. I’m quite amused myself. In fact, we’re doing a “let’s everybody write up a zombie poodle story” tangent on my Facebook page today. You should see what people are adding. Pretty funny.

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