I am participating in Kelly's Compostions First Page Blogfest. So go bloghop and read everyone's first pages.
This is PERFECT timing because I just happen to have some EXCITING news that goes expertly with this bloghop.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I shared the news that I made it to the semi-finals in the Sourcebooks Teen Fire Contest?
Well, I just got the news that I made it to the FINALS! I am one of the top seven finalists who were chosen. *lots of grins*
So, here is the passage I submitted that helped me WIN (see how it goes perfectly with this blogfest?).
It's from my Young Adult Paranormal called HANDS TOUCH:
People became prisoners of many things. Love, money, time. But gloves? Callen shook those thoughts away as he plucked a new pair out of his locker. Lighter material for springtime–-a respite for his sweaty hands.
Each pair lasted about two months. The fingertips frayed first then the edging along the palms. He knew enough about gloves to develop a better prototype someday. But that would make his life even more about the gloves. Screw that.
He tossed the ratty ones in the trash and savored this moment of freedom from the confines of his glove detention. He glanced both ways making sure he was alone in the hallway. It was lunchtime and he was excused to the bathroom. The lunch monitor, Mr. Stuckey, always took pity on him. Probably figured he needed more time, with the gloves on and all.
Mottled red bumps ran along the tops of Callen’s fingers and moved in jagged lines down his wrists. Obvious burn scars despite the flailing fluorescent lights.
He was like a leper.
And not just because of his hands.
So there you have it!
The other reason this is the perfect time to share this passage (given my shyness and fear of rejection)? I have a feeling the crickets will be chirping around here today, because of Easter and spring break. YEP!
HOPPY EASTER TO YOU!