Saturday, October 27, 2012

Invisible: Book Snippets {6}

  
 "Sometimes I like to just sit in class and pretend that I'm invisible. I can stare at whoever I want to. I can create an alternative universe where I have chocolate brown eyes and slimmer thighs. Mrs. Keys doesn't point me out in class and humiliate me because I like to stare out at the rain instead of play with the Bunsen burner. It can be a universe where Gem and her posse don't exist, or they do but we're friends. It can be a universe where one of my best friends doesn't call the girl in math class "The Bloat" because her stomach hangs over her pants. It can be a universe where she at least fires back to let him know that one day her little bloating will be gone but his self-indulgent, narcissistic tendencies will only worsen, causing a severe lack of friends.

   Sometimes I like to just sit in class and pretend everyone is opposite. Laila isn't slutty, or even pretend slutty, because sometimes I can't tell whether she's telling the truth or just bragging about her very large chest. Rick has more confidence to stand up for what he believes in at all times and not just on the phone with me. Sunny follows her heart and not her head. Tiffany doesn't steal my pants and allow her dog to eat them."



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Monday, July 9, 2012

A New Face: Book Snippets {5}

Tuffs of curly blonde hair, a big smile and bright blue eyes. A little shy but obvious in his interest. He walks over and after two weeks of seeing her says, "That guy in the lab, was that your boyfriend?" Once he gets the answer, all he can do is roll his eyes and take his seat across from her.

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... 9 ... 10. That's how long it took. Count to ten. Out loud. It gets uncomfortable. And it goes by so much slower than you think 10 seconds would go by. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... 9 ... 10. That's how long it took to break my heart and he didn't even know he was doing it.


Intrigued yet? I wear an Italian horn: the corno. I wear it to keep away the stares and the curses that haunt my family.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Something Amazing: Book Snippets {4}

"Something amazing is about to happen. Sparks will fly. Fireworks will dance. Lightning bolts will clash. I’m telling you I can feel it. I’m not sure if it’s a good amazing or a bad amazing, but I’m sure it’s going to happen. Whether we like it or not. And we can’t stop it. We can’t stop life. But we can live life. We can roll with what we get."
For more book snippets ....

Book Snippets #1

Apologies #2
Bittersweet #3

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bittersweet: Book Snippets {3}


"It’s the bittersweet moments that jar your memories. The first time you slid into second base. You were safe and the burn on your knee left the proof. Your first kiss was with a boy you absolutely adored. But it ended up being the most awkward moment of your existence. Your senior seminar presentation received a standing ovation by your professor. But you realized afterwards that there was a run in your pantyhose the size of Texas and there was no way anyone couldn’t have noticed it. It’s the bittersweet moments that make the great moments worth the effort." 

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Apologies: Book Snippets {2}


To everyone whose been a faithful reader since I started this little blog last July, I'm sorry.

I feel like I've been such a pathetic blogger lately. I have a writing calendar filled with my ideas to share with you but just haven't allowed myself the extra time to create the posts. Instead I've been giving my time over to my other writing projects and jobs, and once I get freed from those I have 0 inspiration for blogging ...

but I've have 110% percent inspiration for story-telling, which is what I've filled my extra fun time with lately. Creating more of my future "novel" that I'm in love with. And I hope one day you will be too.

So here's another tiny, teensy little peek. Snippets round 2. 
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But she wouldn’t know this, because this particular girl, has never spoke to me and has never been in the same room as me. I quite frankly would be surprised if she knew my last name. That is hardly a sufficient basis to make assumptions about someone on. Correct? 
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The halls are the same, the same teachers sitting and smiling when you walk in, cafeteria on your left, classrooms on your right. I mean I didn’t expect for music to start playing or cartoon birds to fly over my head, but something different would have been nice.
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“Did that just happen?” I managed to squeak out.
Jayla was already on the phone with the local police department. 
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Book Snippets {1}


Snippets from one of my older "idea books" ... I'm starting to piece together.
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    In high school I loved a boy named Rick. I loved talking to him. He'd give me funny nicknames. I always loved telling him he was crazy because he'd come back with, "Crazy about you." I'm sure he used that line on all his girlfriends but at the time it made me feel special. I had best friends who happened to be boys and I thought they were incredibly adorable. I had plenty of awkward moments. And plenty of bad boys who liked to show up at my house unannounced.
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    After that day it was always a little awkward between the two of us. I’d always catch him staring at me in History or he’d catch me. We never really talked about liking each other. It was just a sort of understood. My problem was I had two guys on my mind and didn’t know which one was in the lead.

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    Driving on the interstate sucks when you have a small car. I get so nervous. Semi-trucks always think they can get away with anything on the road, especially if they’re driving next to a VW Beetle. Don’t you hate it? I wish I lived in Europe for the simple fact that all large trucks have to stay in the right lanes. Not here. They mostly just ride your ass until they force you to move over, because for some reason they believe they live above the law and can go thirty miles over the speed limit. I say semis are good for three things: kicking up rainwater, causing accidents, and pissing me off.
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    He was repulsive at first, until I talked to him more. I agreed to comply with conversation only because he had country-boy good looks and amazing style, so it was worth at the very least a nod of acknowledgement.


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