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Marilyn Kaye: Mystery Mother (Replica #8)





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Sitting at her bedroom desk at precisely 5:30 P.M. on Monday, Amy Candler looked at the upper left-hand corner of her personal computer screen. In less than a second, the box she'd been anticipating appeared there.



INSTANT MESSAGE FOR ACANDLER!

ERICM: HI.



Amy typed in her response, which appeared immediately in the box.



ACANDLER: HI. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

ERICM: NOTHING. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

ACANDLER: NOTHING. HOW WAS BASKETBALL PRACTICE?

ERICM: OKAY. DID YOU GET A LOT OF HOMEWORK?

ACANDLER: TONS. FIFTY PAGES TO READ FOR LANGUAGE ARTS, ABOUT A ZILLION MATH PROBLEMS, AND EIGHT REFLEXIVE VERBS TO MEMORIZE FOR FRENCH.

ERICM: THAT WILL TAKE YOU, WHAT, ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, RIGHT?



Amy considered her response. He was exaggerating, of course. The homework would take her at least ten minutes. But she didn't like to flaunt her superior skills in front of her boyfriend. She decided to ignore his comment and moved on.



ACANDLER: DID YOU GET A LOT OF HOMEWORK?

ERICM: NOT TOO MUCH. BUT I'VE GOT THAT PAPER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY DUE FRIDAY. WANT TO WRITE IT FOR ME? :)



She knew he was kidding Ч the smiley face made out of a colon and a closing parenthesis made that clear. Amy was trying to come up with a funny reply when her concentration was interrupted.