Here's a little more from my YA paranormal thriller After Me. (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) Despite all her protests, Jada knows she can't get out of her obligations. As we join her this week, she's gotten all her instructions from Flo and has assumed her new fake identity. One of her requirements is to periodically check in with Afterlife Admissions by entering a journal record of her activities on a special blog accessible only to Transdead Trustees. Here's a little from her first entry.
PAYING IT UPWARD Blog
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Okay, so here’s my first week as Jada The Pervert Slayer.
I woke up in an old warehouse somewhere in Miami, surrounded by empty Thunderbird bottles, syringes, and used condoms. I couldn’t resist testing what Flo had told me, so I broke one of the bottles and stuck the jagged edge into my palm. Nothing—no blood, no pain, and the cuts started to close up almost immediately. It would’ve been kinda cool if not for the whole being dead part.
I found a purse beside me (a hideous pink sequined thing) that held my new ID cards but no money. The character profile for Gwen said I had been living on the streets and prostituting myself to pay for my meth habit, and once I got outside in the sunlight, (which neither fried me nor made me sparkle) I realized they’d dressed me in my work clothes—a black shirt tied in a knot between my boobs, hot pink booty shorts, and silver stilettos. Actually, the purse matched the shorts perfectly. Gwen was color coordinated at least.
Next week we find out how she gets to her new foster home. Can't wait? You can buy After Me here. And please do also check out the other Snippet Sunday folks and the Weekend Writing Warriors. Something for everyone among these talented writers!
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