Okay, so I said last week that I’d have big news concerning Shrapnel, but then other news came along that caused a delay in said news, and, well … it’s now a matter of “hurry up and wait.”
So bear with me as I share another six from my mixed-up mutt of an upper-YA story featuring three psychic teens with a ton of emotional baggage and heavy tendency toward sarcasm.
I love writing from the male POV, and this is from Jake, an empath, near the climax of the book:
Apparently, this is The Night of Weird Shit. When Riley yells for Ashley to stay away, I look up the stairs and I’m greeted by Riley’s purple face, Dylan and her haunted hook-up, and some lady that looks an awful lot like Dylan. On the floor is a rather large woman who reminds me of my elementary school lunch lady. Weird, sure, but no reason for Ashley to scream bloody-freaking-murder. Which she does. Right in my ear.
Please be sure to visit some of the other Six Sunday participants listed here. Have a great week everyone! Muah!
Gemma Parkes said:
This sounds like a fun read! Loved your six.
J.M. Blackman said:
I, too, enjoy writing from the male POV. It’s fun to try and get into their shoes. You nail it with his tone. This scene sounds like in entirety it’s going to be a great one!
Claire Gillian said:
I’m wondering about Dylan’s look-alike together with her ghostly hookup. Hmm, hope she hasn’t stirred up some ghostly jealousy.
Joyce Scarbrough said:
Forgot how much I love Jake! A smartass after my own heart. 🙂
Kristal Baird said:
You really have the YA voice in your POV character. Nicely done.
Lunch lady!! Great six, Steph. I can’t wait to see this book in stores:)
Sandra Bunino (@SandraBunino) said:
You picked the perfect time of year for this snippet. Great scene!
Carrie Crain said:
I would be screaming bloody murder if I saw my elementary lunch lady sprawled out. What an image! Good six here.
Rebecca Hart said:
Enjoyed the six – great personality.
Maddie Cochere said:
Well, that was just a whole lot of fun even if there is some bloody murder going on. 🙂 I like Jake already.
Tonya Burrows said:
I’m with you. LOVE writing in male POV. And you do a good job with it here–great personality!
Oh, this is sooooo good! I love his voice and attitude. Great work.