Sunday, May 08, 2016

Keeper of the Golden Paperclips

Time again for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!




Happy Mother's Day! It's a gorgeous day here in the Heart of Dixie, I have three kids and three bonus kids (I like that better than step-kids!) so I feel truly blessed today even more than usual!

Thus far in After Me, my YA paranormal thriller, Jada has made it into the inner sanctum of the Afterlife Admissions Office and has been admonished by Tablet Guy not to touch anything while she awaits the arrival of her advisor, a no-nonsense woman named Florence. (You can catch up on previous snippets here.) This is what happens when Flo tells Jada that they need to take a look at her account.



“My account?” I almost laughed. “You mean I was supposed to be saving money to bribe my way in here or something?”

“No, it’s your Afterlife Account, and it’s what determines whether or not you’re admitted and where you’ll be assigned.”

“Oh, jeez.” I leaned back in my chair and looked at the ceiling. More angels. With harps. “If you’re gonna put me someplace like this, I’d rather just burn for eternity.”

“No, this department is reserved for people who had no sense of humor when they were alive,” she said. “For the most part, we’re staffed by IRS agents and high school English teachers.”


My apologies to all the English teachers out there. ;-) Next Sunday Jada finds out exactly where she's going and why. Can't wait? You can buy After Me here. And please also check out the other Snippet Sunday folks and the Weekend Writing Warriors. Something for everyone among these talented writers!


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19 comments:

  1. Oh my--lolol! IRS agents, and high school English teachers. That is a funny line! Great snippet, Joyce!

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  2. So, other departments might be better- or worse! I almost became an IRS agent, but I'm pretty sure that would have sucked the life and humor out of me.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Well, I can forgive you this time, but who better than an English teacher to appreciate irony and sarcasm? Humorless indeed! Explain Shakespeare! LOL! Great snippet!

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    1. Teachers have my utmost admiration, Elizabeth! I even married one. ;-)

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  4. No sense of humor but still a joke with IRS agents and high school English teachers. Or doesn't she see the humor in this at all!

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    1. Flo does not make jokes. ;-)

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  5. A very amusing story indeed, loving the excerpts!

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  6. BAHAHAHA! This was so funny...what an entertaining snippet! And a nice glimpse into how they see her character.

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  7. You have a wicked sense of humor, Joyce. Even the paper clip picture enhances the laughs. Love this.

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  8. *snicker* I would have thought that employees of the DMV would have gotten in too... ;-)

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  9. LOL about the English teachers.

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  10. It's nice that they have places for each kind of person... and that clearly this is not the right place.

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  11. I am loving the humor in these snippets.

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  12. that cracked me up ... great post!

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  13. Lmao! I love those last lines! Nicely done on the humor.

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  14. You got me, Joyce. After Me is on its way to my Kindle right now.

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  15. As a science teacher, I appreciate that you picked on English. ;-) Fun snippet that made me laugh out loud--and I'm in the library, so thanks for that!

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  16. Afterlife account! That's just awesome. I love everything about this...

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