4/22/12

#SixSunday: Paired Together

Happy Sunday Sixers! Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate the comments and encouragement. I look forward to hopping around to other blogs and reading what other talented authors have shared!

Today, I'm continuing with my YA Paranormal, ONCE AND FOR ALL, which will be released later this year.  The story centers around Phoebe Campbell and Todd Miller, and the reincarnation drama and ancient curse that wreak havoc on their senior year in high school. Phoebe and Todd don't exactly get along at the beginning of the story, and Phoebe, a talented art student (and social outcast) is mortified when Todd, the typical school jock, shows up in her art class the second semester of the school year. It gets worse when Miss Stockton, the art teacher, announces that their next assignment will require working in pairs. Something in Phoebe's gut tells her this is not going to go well.

The following excerpt shows Miss Stockton having the art students draw names to establish partners. As she approaches Phoebe, Phoebe dreads pulling a name out of the bowl.

She held the bowl out to me. I stared at it with hatred, as if the moment my hand reached in I would be infected with a nasty, flesh-eating bacteria.


With no other choice, I took a slip of paper, and was overwhelmed with a ridiculous feeling that something irrevocable and life-changing had just happened.


I don't know why I even bothered to look. But when I did, I was not surprised.


Todd Miller.

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13 comments:

  1. At least Phoebe knew she didn't have a chance! Todd has great taste, he has the maturity to understand that the outcast art students are WAY more interesting than the popular cheerleaders. The description of ONCE AND FOR ALL sounds great. Can't wait for more!

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  2. Lots of tension! I like this heroine!! ;-)

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  3. Oooh...sounds intriguing. I'll look forward to seeing the tension of them attempting to work together.

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  4. Excellent excerpt, Amy. I loved it. And I've been there myself so I remember the feeling. I hated partner projects.
    Teresa R.

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  5. Teehee, can't fight fate girl! Love her voice!

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  6. Beautifully constructed to weave the tension through all the snippet. great work.

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  7. Fate is so very cruel...until she sees just how it all turns out. Nice six!

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  8. Love the sense of destiny, or maybe the better word is fate! Can't wait to see what happens! :)

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  9. But of course it was Todd! I love the description of the bowl - like it's a substitute for how she feels about him.

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  10. You really capture the way it feels to be in these situations! Terrific six!

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  11. Beautifully written and very descriptive!

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  12. Great build-up to revealing his name!

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  13. I love the tension and insight into the character you provided with this scene. I particularly enjoyed the first paragraph. I'm really happy to find another YA author participating in SSS.

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