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Six Sentence Sunday: ONCE AGAIN

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Today's snippet comes from my soon-to-be-released debut YA novel, ONCE AGAIN.  In chapter 1, our heroine, Layla, is starting her junior year of high school at a brand new school.  She arrives right on time, hoping to be able to go straight to her first class without having to try to make conversation with people she didn't know. However, the front lobby of the school is the "hang-out", and when she steps through the door, everyone's eyes turn to her.  As she makes her way toward the hallway, she encounters a group of kids who eye her somewhat warily.  Is one of them the villain?  That question is answered later!

One boy greeted me with a nod of his head that I was sure he believed to be very suave and cool.  He wasn't much taller than me, and I was five-three.  Another guy, this one average height, looked at me with guarded, narrowed eyes, as if trying to figure out who I was.  Two girls, clearly the cheerleader type with their school-spirit shirts and ponytails tied with matching bows, looked at me with judgment in their eyes. 


I sighed inwardly.  Some things were the same no matter where you lived.






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14 comments:

  1. Great use of description. Well done.

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  2. Great descriptive six, Amy! Those are tough years and you captured the feeling beautifully.

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  3. Definitely doesn't sound like it will be easy for her. Great six.

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  4. Poor Layla! Our gauntlet was Main Hall. Fred Wickersham, who so didn't deserve me, told me he wanted his ring back in front of everyone my freshman yr. Mean girls laughed.

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  6. Ack JoAnn! High school holds a lot of painful memories for most of us. I hope in the course of this book, I've given Layla a lot of good ones to counteract the others!

    I'm glad that all of you have picked up on the "mean girls" idea. That's exactly what I was trying to elude to!
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  7. So easy to identify with her here - great six!

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  8. Sigh. I'm positive that high school is one of the circles of hell.

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  9. A lot to identify with here. Good job.

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  10. Such a true statement! Wonder who she'll end up being friends with.

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  11. Isn't that the truth! High school sucks. Great six.

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  12. Can already feel the high school angst. Good six!

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  13. Yep, that's a first day at a new school. You capture the school crowd perfectly. Great six!

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  14. My God. that took me right back to highschool. Good job.

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