I don’t know about you, but this was a trying week! I love reading all these #sixsunday posts and losing myself for a bit.
Today’s six are from my current WIP (the name has changed so many times), which is almost ready for querying. It’s a strange YA mutt of horror, paranormal romance, historical fiction and a tiny thread of LGBT.
Here, two of the characters meet for the first time:
When your parents split up because your dad caught your mom with another woman and the boy you’ve been crushing on since kindergarten suddenly nicknames you “lezzy,” identity crisis is a given. Mom’s even asked me more than once if I want to talk about the possibility. Appreciated, but not necessary. Jake—and the heat creeping into my cheeks—is proof.
Jake lifts his chin but doesn’t get up from the piano bench he’s claimed. Neither of us says a word, but the charged air between us snaps me in the face like a bull whip.
Thanks so much for reading and (hopefully!) commenting! Be sure to check out the complete list of participants here. Have a great week!
Wendy S. Russo said:
This is a loaded snippet. World building, emotion, and sexual tension. Great job!
angela quarles said:
I agree, awesome 6 Stephanie! Dripping with voice! And great sexual tension!
Paula Martin said:
Great six – love the charged air simile.
Claire Gillian said:
Wow, those are some gripping thoughts coming from your MC. Finish this one up and get it out there!
Rebecca Hart said:
Great look into your character in this one. Enjoyed the six!
That certainly sets up your MC really well. Nicely done six, Stephanie. 🙂
Loving the snippet!
Jalisa Blackman (@J_M_Blackman) said:
Sorry to hear your week was trying, Stephanie. Here’s to a better week this go ’round. Hopefully the sixes took you away today. I know yours did that for me. You crammed a lot of characterization into so few sentences. And it WORKS. I always enjoy your sixes.
Lorraine Paton said:
You have so much information in these six! I feel for her!
Elin Gregory said:
You simply can’t beat a good bit of UST! 🙂
Babette James said:
Very nice six. I like the voice here. Poor kid. 🙂