11.10.12

Excerpt: Love Story: A Diary

Just for fun, I thought we'd have an excerpt today from a story I've been working on.  Enjoy!  I'd love comments too.  




Did you know that prairie voles mate for life?  I didn’t, until third period biology.  Jeremy sits in front of me, two rows in front and one table to the side.  Some girl sits next to him.  She isn’t much, a puffy drama girl with pink hair and acne scabs on the back of her arms.  I pinched my arm anyway.  Definitely not puffy.  Maybe a little puffy.  No acne scabs, I don’t think, but I can’t really see in class, twisting my head like an owl.  I stared at the back of his neck, and listened to Mr. Donovan talk about the voles.  I watched the dark straggling hairs move as he creaked his neck one way, another, like he knew I was watching.  If I cradled my head against his shoulder, would he smell like pine needles?  I thought he would.  And something heavy.   


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