Is there anything quite so intriguing as politics? According to news sources, a jail guard at Cook County's Department of Corrections helped six inmates to escape - for political reasons. Seems the guard is supporting the opposition and wanted to embarrass the current frontrunner, a man hand-picked by current sheriff Mr. Sheahan.
Brilliant idea, that, to spring murderers and thugs for political gain. Fortunately, all were caught, what with their distinctive khaki garb pretty much making them easier to spot on the streets. My literary mind sees a John Grisham novel in the making here, for some odd reason. Or perhaps it could be filed in the "stupid criminal tricks" folder. A grand gesture on the part of the jail guard - we salute you.
Off to tour college campuses (campi?) for the long weekend - but not before sending out a reworked query to three agents who said no before. New query, new title, and probably the same old response, but won't it be grand to find some rejections in my mail when I get back? Nothing says welcome home like a form letter - and I am sure that the literary agents who have partials now will still not get back to me.