It was a dark and stormy night…followed by a blue and sunny day. The cavernous spaces of Chicago’s O’Hare airport were filled with the insidious whispers of various cell phone conversations, the cackling and crackling of walkie-talkies, and the low, ominous hum of generators.
A lone girl sat near gate B3, as the seconds ticked into minutes. A bead of sweat traced its way down her back.
Neither the promised plane nor the crew had arrived—it was as though they were vapor, ghostly impressions left by previous planes, and previous crews, and overoptimistic ground control forces.
What had happened to them? Had they been swallowed in the sky? Plucked from the air by supernatural forces? Or just rerouted to Florida?
The possibilities were too horrifying to contemplate.
Then, the unthinkable happened: the girl realized her coffee was empty.
Would she possibly survive??? Would she make it to Houston without going mental?? Would her book sales suffer irreparably from her missed tour dates????
Stay tuned for the next installment of: Lauren Oliver’s Delirium Tour, a Horror Story.
People, I've now heard that my event in Houston today--including my visit to Blue Willow, which I was SO looking forward to--has been canceled due to inclement weather. You guys, I can't tell you how devastated I am. I WILL be attempting to sign stock so that you will have lovely signed books in your local bookstores! Please bear with me and don't lose faith...