#SixSunday - Status Quo

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.

Phoebe is anything but "popular" and Todd's the stereotypical high school jock. Their worlds might never have collided had they not been paired to work together on a project for art class. As they work together, Todd and Phoebe begin to see past the preconceived notions they had about each other. But just as Phoebe is warming up to Todd (and by warming up, I mean responding to him the way a girl responds to a boy who kissed her the day before!), Todd reverts to his old ways... at least temporarily. Last week, she caught him flirting with another girl, only a day after he'd kissed her! She's mortified... and hurt... and tries to get away unnoticed, but no luck. Todd sees her as she tries to sneak away, and all sorts of regret and apology are written on his face. Phoebe thinks to herself that she should've known better... and she should've just left her hair in the ever-present ponytail rather than leaving it down because he seemed to like it that way. What follows is her inner dialogue as she walks away from the scene.

I didn't run down the hall. I didn't even walk fast. That would've given too much away. I just made my way to the art room, took out my hair band and put my hair up, zipping my hoodie all the way up. By the time Miller got there and took his seat, I looked exactly like I usually did.

And things between us had returned to the status quo. Something inside me ached at the knowledge.

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  1. Oh, I feel for her here. This feels so real. Great job bringing the teen angst to life. Great six.

  2. I just want to give her a hug and tell her it's all going to be all right. Poor Phoebe.

  3. Aww, this makes my stomach hurt! Great job conveying disappointment and hurt.

  4. Oh, this is so good, so captures teenage angst and that horrible moment when you see something that just plain hurts. Great lines!

  5. Oh I feel for her!! great job with the emotions in this...

  6. You really capture the emotion she's feeling. I wnat to give her a hug for sure! SO enjoying this story - terrific six!