Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Little Bit of Fiction

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 6:27 AM
Here's a glimpse at the first page of my first novel. Would you keep reading?

Chapter 1
It was a perfect day. The sun was shining. The air was crisp. It was one of those mild winter days that was fairly typical of eastern Virginia. Sarah basked in the warmth of the sun shining through her car window. With the air blocked, she was warm enough to want to shed her sweater. She kept it on, hoping she’d be getting out soon.
She willed herself to stay seated. She wanted to jump out of her car and race around the parking lot. If she gave way to the excitement she felt inside, she might even shout her news to every stranger she came across. Once again, goose bumps ran up her arms. Her stomach did a flip flop and her heart raced.
Sarah told herself that it wouldn’t be much longer and she remained in her seat. She tapped her fingers on the steering wheel. She glanced in the rearview mirror, flipped her thick black hair from the left side to the right. She grabbed her lip gloss out of her purse and reapplied it. Her eyes scanned the parking lot as she replaced the tube into it’s spot. Still no sign of the little red car she was waiting on.
For once, just once, she wished her best friend could be on time. Sarah knew ahead of time that Elysa would be late, but she hoped the opposite anyway. She glanced at her watch. Eleven forty. Much longer and they’d have to contend with the business lunch crowd. For the moment, there were plenty of parking spaces and she was sure no wait for a table in their favorite restaurant.
Sarah beamed as her eyes moved from her watch. Something else had caught her eye and that something was the reason behind her anticipation.
“Hurry up, Elysa,” she whispered, a moment before a red car pulling into the parking lot caught her eye. In a split second she’d unbuckled the seat belt that’d been holding her down, hopped out of her car, and locked the door. She was standing beside her best friend’s car before she turned the engine off.
“Hey. I was beginning to wonder about you,” she said, keeping her voice even.
Elysa’s eyes sparkled as she stepped out of her car. “No, you weren’t. I’m only fifteen minutes late. That’s on time for me.”
“True. You hungry?”
Elysa looped her arm through Sarah’s. “Absolutely.”

1 comments on "A Little Bit of Fiction"

Anonymous said...

Yep!!

--Jennifer

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Little Bit of Fiction

Here's a glimpse at the first page of my first novel. Would you keep reading?

Chapter 1
It was a perfect day. The sun was shining. The air was crisp. It was one of those mild winter days that was fairly typical of eastern Virginia. Sarah basked in the warmth of the sun shining through her car window. With the air blocked, she was warm enough to want to shed her sweater. She kept it on, hoping she’d be getting out soon.
She willed herself to stay seated. She wanted to jump out of her car and race around the parking lot. If she gave way to the excitement she felt inside, she might even shout her news to every stranger she came across. Once again, goose bumps ran up her arms. Her stomach did a flip flop and her heart raced.
Sarah told herself that it wouldn’t be much longer and she remained in her seat. She tapped her fingers on the steering wheel. She glanced in the rearview mirror, flipped her thick black hair from the left side to the right. She grabbed her lip gloss out of her purse and reapplied it. Her eyes scanned the parking lot as she replaced the tube into it’s spot. Still no sign of the little red car she was waiting on.
For once, just once, she wished her best friend could be on time. Sarah knew ahead of time that Elysa would be late, but she hoped the opposite anyway. She glanced at her watch. Eleven forty. Much longer and they’d have to contend with the business lunch crowd. For the moment, there were plenty of parking spaces and she was sure no wait for a table in their favorite restaurant.
Sarah beamed as her eyes moved from her watch. Something else had caught her eye and that something was the reason behind her anticipation.
“Hurry up, Elysa,” she whispered, a moment before a red car pulling into the parking lot caught her eye. In a split second she’d unbuckled the seat belt that’d been holding her down, hopped out of her car, and locked the door. She was standing beside her best friend’s car before she turned the engine off.
“Hey. I was beginning to wonder about you,” she said, keeping her voice even.
Elysa’s eyes sparkled as she stepped out of her car. “No, you weren’t. I’m only fifteen minutes late. That’s on time for me.”
“True. You hungry?”
Elysa looped her arm through Sarah’s. “Absolutely.”

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep!!

--Jennifer

 

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