Mom: So what’s new?
Me: Not much. Oh! I entered my short story in another contest, so wish me luck!
Mom: That’s exciting! Good luck!
Me: If I happen to win first place I’d have enough money to publish my novel!
Mom: (smiles and nods)
Me: OR…buy a LOT of booze. I haven’t decided yet.
Mom: (blank stare)
Either A. She didn’t think I was funny, or B. She was planning an intervention.
I’m not sure…