Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Three days of alliteration in a row! Yay!!

I'd fluff this post up a bit more, but I've done absolutely nothing since last Friday (all that productiveness wore me out) and unlike some people *cough*Kody*cough* I can't think of awesome literary topics to blog about. (That's code for "Go check out her awesome post about modern adaptations." I've been mulling it over since I read it.)

And now, onto the snippet.

I'm going over my WIP, re-writing chunks of it, so this snippet is from near the beginning.

“It’s so cold,” I said, in what I hoped was a pitiable tone. It was my and Layla’s favourite line, when we were vying for boys’ attention. It hadn’t failed yet. At the least they offered to walk us home. At best they put their arms around us.

It didn’t work so well with Sade. “Put your coat back on then,” he said.

“I’m already wearing my coat,” I replied, trying to find it in the dark and put it on without him hearing the rustle of fabric. “And I’m freezing.” I decided to be a little more direct. “I need something to warm me up.”

I heard him move, and for a brief moment I thought my ingenious plan had worked, but then a blanket landed over my head.

“You really should be careful what you say, Mina,” Sade said lightly, “Anyone else might have thought you were trying to flirt.”

I was glad it was so dark inside, because I was sure my face turned bright red. I choked for a moment before managing to say, “Why in the world would someone think that?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Sometimes people just seem to get the strangest ideas.”

Hmm. I have a feeling I've posted this somewhere before. Apologies if you've already seen this! (Especially since I don't think I've changed this at all in my editing. :P)


  1. oooooo nice teaser!
    I can so relate to your MC. Flirting doesn't seem to work out to the guy you really like! Maybe I just suck at it lol

  2. LOL I love this! It made me go "Eeeee!"