‘Yeah, I nicked it from the guest speaker after she signed your book.’
‘Why would you do that? It’s stealing.’
‘It’s only a pen. She’s so rich she must have hundreds. And, if not, she can afford to buy a few more.’
‘I don’t think it’s right.’
‘You’re an old fuddy-duddy. I reckon it’ll bring me some of her luck.’
‘Well… she has had thirteen best-sellers. But, I still think it’s wrong.’
Her new pen sitting beside her computer Vanessa opened her email when she arrived home.