"Mom ... If you quit your job you could write a book."
"That's a surprising suggestion coming from you. You never like my stories."
"What do you mean? I LOVE your stories."
"As I recall you said, and I quote: 'they have a beginning and end, but no plot'."
"That's true ... but if you didn't have a job you could work on the middle."
"I'm thinking maybe YOU should write the book."
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