Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poison Ivy


Okay, so I know it's not Teaser Tuesday, but I'm running low on time --it's definitely not because LOST is about to come on TV, and I really want to watch it (despite my continual LOST-ness when watching), promise. *wink, wink*--so I've decided to share a little snippet from my current WIP.

Now, like always, this is rough. (I'm serious. I promise I don't just say that to get nice comments, though I really do love all the nice comments!!)

I wrote this little snippet one day on a whim, and I have no idea if it will even stay in the story. It was more or less a exercise to test out my MCs voice. YAY for writing exercises, aren't they fun?! So much more fun than real exercising, for sure.

So here it is, my small, possibly bogus snippet from Poison Ivy. Enjoy!!


This morning, my car was exactly where I left it last: buried nose deep in mud, teetering tail up in the shallow creek at the end of the vacant, tree lined road that lead to our house.
Not the ideal parking spot. I had an excuse, though—in true teen fashion. I blamed it on “the migraines.” I did have migraines, sometimes. Okay, never. But it’s not like I could tell my parent’s the real reason. Tweeting while driving was a bad idea, believe me, I know that... now. And how could I resist reading a Tweet from my Ian, professing his love for me, to the entire Twitter-verse in one hundred and forty characters or less?
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The problem was: I couldn’t. Apparently, self-control was low on my list of redeeming qualities.
Positive the real story wouldn’t appease my parents, I figured my little fib was the best way to go. For everyone. I wouldn’t loose my driving privileges—once my car was hauled out of the creek and de-mudded. And dad wouldn’t have to suffer through hauling his, “little girl,” and her boyfriend to school every morning. Even though the last part would have only been temporary. Ian would have gotten his car back, eventually. Most likely once the dust settled on his newest speeding ticket. Regardless, I planned on sticking to the “migraine” excuse. For my dad’s sake, of course.


Have a great Wednesday, everyone!!!

21 comments:

  1. Nice job. So where's the rest? :) I have Ian in my WiP too. ;) I love that name. Oh I forgot we are long lost sisters or relatives so we think a like.

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  2. I really enjoyed this! That was one impresive snippet! I think that every teen could learn from this as well! I've been that dumb in the car before and lied to my parents... it always comes back to bite you!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  3. You did a great job of capturing her voice, her angst over her car situation, and that breezy teen way of solving the problem, as though all will be well. Nice passage.

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  4. Great snippet here. I like the voice and you've created a problem within a problem, haha. Good stuff!

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  5. "For my dad's sake, of course."

    LOVE the way she rationalizes.

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  6. Great exerpt. The "Tweeting while driving was bad idea..." line was great. :)

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  7. LOVE it! Can't wait to read more! :-)

    And love that gorgeous cover!

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  8. This was fantastic, I love the voice of your narrator. As a techno-teen, I can totally relate as well. Not that I tweet while driving (I don't have internet on my phone, nor do I have a car) but texting and driving was a sin I've commited once or twice. Until I read that texting while driving was as dangerous as driving drunk. Then... you know,the conscience kicks in.
    ANYWAY, I want to keep reading! I can rationalize like that too. :D

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  9. LOL, I LOVED THIS!! Tweeting while driving was bad idea, believe me, I know that... now hahaha

    This girl is awesome! And also who can resist somebody tweet-hearting you? Not me :P

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  10. Love the snippet!

    Oh, I left you a little something on my blog. I hope you stop by and pick it up.

    And LOST is killing me, too. I can't decide if I want Sunday to get here or not!

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  11. Being "A DAD"...this makes me grumble!!

    Nice snippet! :)

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  12. Hey Kim I gave you an award awhile back! :)
    Here's the link:

    http://thesoapqueen.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-blog-award.html

    xx,
    ~Abby~

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  13. I totally understand this...she is doing it for the right reasons.lol

    This is great!

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  14. You do a very good job at capturing a character's voice. Awesome snippet. (:

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  15. Everyone - Thank you guys so much!! You are all much too sweet. Seriously sweet!! :)

    Happy Wednesday!!

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  16. Fun scene! I enjoyed the character & her personality :)

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  17. I can't wait for more. More! More! More! This story is going to be so great.

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  18. Now, I feel a bit stalkerish. Two comments same blog and they both are saying more or less the same thing.... It's HERE TO YOU THURSDAY and I left you something on my blog. I hope you like it. Yes, that means come to my blog and check it out. See, it sounds stalkerish. Egads.

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  19. Baha! How could you resist reading the heart tweet, indeed. I'll admit I've texted while driving (which is bad), but thankfully, nothing this horrible has happened. Great snippet, and very funny. :)

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  20. Love the snippet! I think you did a great job at capturing the voice of the character! I love writing exercises :)

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