Dear mom,

Jeremy isn’t coming home.

First, dad dared him to wear a sparkly pink hat we saw. He said he’d pay 1000 NOK if he wore it for an hour (about $167 USD). So of course he put the hat on. But then people started shouting & running. There was a monster in Trondheim! I never saw the monster, but I heard something about snakes. We ran & hid in an alcove off the ground. I closed my eyes. When I opened them, Jeremy had turned to stone.

The doctors say there’s nothing we can do. And dad refuses to pay, saying that the hat is no longer pink or sparkly.

Anyway, I’ll be home soon. Love to the cat!

Emily