Saturday, May 28, 2011
MADE OF AWESOME CONTEST ENTRY- FIRST PAGE OF THE BLINDED GARDENER
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend with BBQ's, parties, and fun. We had a wet day in Chicago, but tomorrow forecasts sun ... let's hope so.
This weekend is the Made of Awesome Contest at Shelly Watters blog. Click here to visit other entries. Any suggestions to polish our first page entries would be greatly appreciated.
Here is my first page for THE BLINDED GARDENER my Y/A Contemporary Novel @58,000 words.
Meeting Danny changed the only life I knew — a living punching bag.
Once again, I found myself at a new school — the third in two years. It sucked having a dad in the military.
The final bell rang. The halls cleared with the slamming of doors. As I wandered about searching for my classroom, I heard someone approach me from behind. I turned and spotted a blonde guy walking up the center of the hallway. He completely ignored me. Long bangs fell over his eyes as he loped past me with a kind of natural ease.
“Hey, dude. Could you tell me how to get to room 305?”
A slight curl formed on his lips as he faced me. He tossed his head. Platinum fringe shifted to the side and revealed freakish blue eyes that glanced at me unfocused.
“I’m heading that way.” His deep voice held a trace of a southern accent. He turned and continued his long strides.
I envied his height: well over six feet and me just an average dude.
“You better move. Conners loses it when you’re late.”
I rushed to catch up to him. His hand overshot the banister. On the second swipe, he made contact and climbed the stairs.
“What’s your name?” he asked, a slight quiver in his voice.
He never turned back, not even when he spoke.
“Aidan,” I said, as I caught up to him at the top of the stairs.
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