Writing Can Be Murder

May 15, 2007

The news makes me nuts

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 8:08 am

Have you been following the story about the vacationing 4-year-old British girl who was kidnapped in Portugal. All kinds of celebrities are offering up all kinds of money for the girl’s return.  That’s great — use your power for good — I’m all for that.

 BUT — why the hell is anyone considering returning the girl to her parents? They left her (and her 2-year-old brother and sister) in a hotel room TO GO HAVE DINNER IN A RESTAURANT!

The kid wasn’t snatched while they slept. They didn’t turn their backs for a moment in a public place and poof! she was gone. They left her. Who leaves a 2-year-old to go out to dinner?!?

They abandoned her. Somebody should charge them with child endangerment or whatever the equivalent is in Portugal.

Of course if I was going to write a book about this, the parents would be prime suspects. What do you think?



  1. It’s just senseless. What bugs me is all the Internet petitions going around to ‘save Maddie’ as if signing a petition will do the least bit of good. Do people think the kidnappers will see the internet petitions and decide to bring her back?

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — May 16, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

  2. Too true!

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — May 16, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

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