Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wait'll I Get My Hanes on You

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!

Continuing with my YA/coming-of-age/mystery Shades of Blue, this snippet takes place a short while after Sam leaves JoJo's house after last week's excerpt.

It almost seemed as if Sam had been about to kiss me or something when he was on top of me. Where had that come from? We were best friends, and that was the way I wanted it to stay.

At least I thought I did.

I went to my window and looked across at Sam’s house, but his shade was pulled all the way down and his window was dark. I don’t know how long I sat there hoping for some sign of him, but I fell asleep and was still there when Mama came in to tell me goodnight.

I dreamed about Sam that night, but the only thing I could remember in the morning was him standing on the creek bank yelling something at me, wearing nothing but his Hanes one-hundred-percent cotton, size 30-32 briefs.

And I had absolutely no idea how I knew anything about his underwear.

Poor JoJo is so confused, and things are about to get a lot worse. Tune in for another snippet next Sunday, or you can buy your own copy of Shades of Blue here. And please check out the other WWW and SS bloggers. Something for everyone among these talented writers!

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  1. For someone who doesn't know anything about his underwear, she certainly has the details down. ;-) Great snippet. I can feel the turmoil inside her.

  2. You portray her confusion and "beginning to maybe want something more from him" emotions very well. Excellent excerpt! She should listen to her dreams...

  3. This sounds very authentic to me. You show her confusion so well. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  4. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Dreaming about him in his underwear is definitely a sign she wants to move beyond friendship.

  5. Anonymous8:26 PM

    All these thoughts hint she might be interested in more--though dreams are no guarantee really. I do wonder how she knew his size, though.

  6. Good scene. You really capture those conflicting feelings well.

  7. Ahh, teenage hormones. Great job describing her confusion!

  8. Well done on the emotions ! and considering she doesn't know anything about underwear, she's got a good knowledge ;-)

  9. Love her confusion. And that last line made me giggle.

  10. Nicely done Joyce. The dynamics in this snippet are just right.

  11. Nicely done Joyce. The dynamics in this snippet are just right.