Ah yes, but is Krista a kleptomaniac? (She sees her readers clutching their novels to their chests and glancing around with shifty eyes.)
No, I'm not.
I'm actually a recovering kleptomaniac, though I guess it isn't anonymous anymore. The meetings weren't that good anyway - all of the pens kept disappearing and one woman always had a purse full of crackers. I don't get it.
But, what was my crime or passion for my kleptomania? Shiny things. (Readers start laughing hysterically)
I couldn't help it. I was eleven and I was strongly compelled to have a collection of shiny things hidden in the cat's bed. (Snowball didn't like sleeping in it anyway.) I had a few pieces of tinsel left over from Christmas, paperclips, quarters, a tie pin, and even the cap at the end of my sister's flute.
|Shiny... pretty... and shiny.|
I promise you that I am no longer a kleptomaniac and your shiny items are safe. :D
Did you have anything that you "collected" or actually collected as a kid?