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Hi, I'm Jami Attenberg. I write books, and much, much more. My fourth book, The Middlesteins, came out in 2012. You can order it here or here. My fifth book, Saint Mazie, will be published in June 2015.

Also I like dogs and fighting crime.

This is the fifth place to find me on the internet. Please don't tell me I need a sixth.

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On the way to dinner we saw a peacock in the middle of the road, about a half mile from the zoo. I got out of the car to take pictures and I noticed it had only one leg. It hopped a few times. I felt bad for the peacock.

Stefan briefly had a fantasy of taking the peacock home for the night, but I told him we’d never get the bird in the car. We tried to get into the zoo but it was closed. I called a few animal control numbers, but they were the bad kind of animal control, the kind that killed animals. That job doesn’t sound like very much fun.

Finally, I called the city animal shelter, which sent me to 3-1-1.  The woman on the line seemed concerned. “Oh no,” she said. “Oh no.” A wayward, one-legged peacock is no joke. I did not feel confident they would find him, however. The sun was already setting.

After dinner, we drove back on the dark, winding roads more slowly than usual. I said, “Your goal for the night is to not hit the peacock.” We didn’t see him anywhere, though.

I worried about wolves getting to him. But maybe the peacock knew where to hide.