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?

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2 Comments »

  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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