#SixSunday - Todd's Compliment

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!  

I'm continuing with my YA Paranormal book, ONCE AND FOR ALL, the sequel to ONCE AGAIN, which is now available (links to the right), and was reviewed recently at Night Owl Reviews! ONCE AND FOR ALL follows Phoebe Campbell and Todd Miller as they encounter their own reincarnation mystery. 

Today I'm sharing an interesting interaction between Phoebe and Todd, early on in their uneasy partnership. They're at her house to begin work on the art project they've been assigned. (Which, by the way, is a multi-piece wooden sculpture that will depict the Sky Cove Harbor they way it would've looked around the turn of the twentieth century.) As always happens, when it's time carve, Phoebe turns "all business", and the scene picks up as she's just finished getting out her supplies and is getting her long, blonde hair out of her way so she can work. 


I took the ponytail holder out of my hair and grabbed the clip I always kept handy in my studio. It took me all of three seconds to wad my hair up on top of my head and clip it into place, because after all, I couldn't do detailed work with my ponytail falling over my shoulder.

Looking back at Todd, I found him staring. "I never realized how long your hair is."

I felt the heat creep into my cheeks, but it wasn't from embarrassment. I think in his own way, he'd just complimented me, and I had no idea how to handle compliments... especially from a guy.

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  1. Guys and long hair -- they all have that in common, don't they? ;)

  2. By the looks of it she's going to have to learn how to handle compliments! Great six as always.

  3. Very nice excerpt, I love the way you get the feelings so right for the age of the characters.I'm enjoying this story so much!

  4. Very good. I like how you captured the characters in your writing and showed who they really are. Great work, I'd like to hear more of this story.

  5. Very true-to-life reaction for their age. Enjoy YA. BTW, you have typo, first paragraph, L missing in all. I didn't know if this was in your manuscript or not but just wanted to let you know. You could probably go with "it took me 3 seconds.." That way you wouldn't have 2 "all" in the same paragraph.

  6. Love it. Amy, you always have a really wonderful way of capturing those sometimes awkward emotions of adolescence and reminding the reader so easily what it felt like.

  7. Oh yeah...been there. Seems very long ago now though. LOL