My Imagined Scenario For The Molly Ringwald Reading Tonight

Molly Ringwald will be reading from her new book, When It Happens to You, tonight at the Tattered Cover Lodo location. Of course, I’m going. And, for some reason, I’m imagining this bizarre scenario occurring. I’m sure the people who know me are surprised.

In my imagined scenario, the reading is about to start. However, Molly Ringwald is in tears because the hall is a mess and she won’t be able to go on with the reading. The sound system is all plugged in incorrectly, the lights are all burned out, and the room is flooded.

Of course, even I know this scenario is ridiculous. Tattered Cover would never be unprepared for a reading. Besides, I doubt Molly Ringwald cries particularly easy in real life. Still, this is just my imagination, right? Let’s just go with it and not dwell on how unlikely it is.

Anyway, just as Molly Ringwald is about to cry: Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, and Emilio Estevez burst into the room. Anthony and Emilio work together to fix the sound system while Ally replaces all the light bulbs. Then all three spread out towels over the floor and do a dance montage over them to pick up all the water. The day is saved!

However, just as Molly gets up to the podium…she realizes that she doesn’t have a copy of the book to read! Oh no! The day isn’t saved after all.

However, Judd Nelson is leaning in the doorway (dressed in burnout clothes, for some reason). He smiles and tosses a copy of When It Happens to You up to Molly at the podium. Her face lights up and the reading goes on. Judd turns to leave, pumping one fist in the air.

Now, I do feel kind of bad to be focusing on all this Breakfast Club stuff instead of Molly’s new book, but I can’t help it. I’ll focus on the book when I read it. For the moment, though, I’ll let my brain go wild.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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