Sunday, June 19, 2016

Looking for a Loser

Time again for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!




Happy Father's Day! Here's some more from my YA paranormal thriller After Me. (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) Jada has made it to her new foster home in Miami's Coconut Grove, and (surprise!) she doesn't hate it. Today's snippet shows how she starts the search for her killer. BTW, I decided to create a fictional social network since I figured the real one probably wouldn't like being associated with online predators.


I logged off the blog and opened my FaceSpace page to check for new friend requests. With a name like Cherry Licious and a profile picture of legs clad in lacy thigh highs, I’d been getting plenty of requests and private messages from guys of all ages, but none of their names or personal info sounded like the one I was looking for: BOSSMAN. What a joke. I bet that pathetic loser wasn’t the boss of anything but his favorite video game.

I shut down the browser and lay across the bed. I still wasn’t used to all the things that were different about me now, and I only had a day and a half before I started school on Monday. Like the Transdead Trustee guidelines had said, I hadn’t felt any emotions since I came back, but at least I could still appreciate a good joke. Flo probably hated that.



Next Sunday we'll see if Jada can blend in with the other kids at school. I'm thinking she'll probably stand out just a little, what about you? 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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13 comments:

  1. Lol, Joyce. I love the dark humour in your writing. FaceSpace works for me... sounds seedy enough for some (fictional)lurkers to hang out! I am really enjoying this story.

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  2. FaceSpace- I love it! Sounds like she's put out appealing bait; let's see what she catches.

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  3. Jada is such a terrific character and so much fun to read about. I love her take on things! Great snippet...

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  4. "Cherry Licious?" This does not sound like a girl from heaven. Nice irony.

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  5. I just had to chuckle at the online names. Seems like she's going to catch more than just her killer with bait like that.

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  6. I can't wait to find out what happens at school.

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  7. If you're going for obvious then FaceSpace works, but it's like Unobtanium or basically anything referenced in the Never Ending Story - a bit obvious, but brilliant because it was done there first.

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  8. Great inner dialogue, but why do I feel like she's going to eat her words? ;)

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  9. Sounds like lip gloss. Love it! Too funny. Great snippet!

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  10. LOL ... love the witty humour in it. Great story!

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  11. Love it. You have me hooked. I hope she catches the b@$^@#$ that killed her. :)

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  12. Really enjoying this story -- love the humor.

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  13. "FaceSpace"...love it! I'm curious now about the contents of those Transdead Trustee guidelines. Sounds like they'd be an interesting read (like this story). :-)

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