I love when Melina tells stories. She includes details about the setting, many of which a true writer would be proud. She sets up the scene, makes sure the listener is engaged in listening, and then, with that flourish of her hands that can only belong to Melina, begins to tell the story. The only problem is, she doesn't always get the story right.
Like the other day, when she closed the story with, "And then she died of natural resources."
I guess I know she's at least paying attention and learning something at school.