This week’s snippet is from from a WIP novella, Dark Paradise. Set in the early 60′s, it’s about the relationship between two teens, good girl Celly and reformed bad boy Duke.
Last week, Celly’s friend Mona came over to try to convince her to go to the county fair. This excerpt picks up where that one left off.
Everything is always so easy for Mona. How can Celly explain that she doesn’t want to go, another stupid night that everyone pretends is important with all the flirting and Ferris wheel rides and forgotten tears, only Celly is pretty convinced no one else is pretending, that the annual county fair really is all that matters. It sets a tone for life that terrifies her.
“Hank’s gonna be there.” Hank is a recent graduate from their high school, and Mona’s been angling for him all summer. “He said he was looking forward to me being there. You gotta go too, Cel; I can’t meet up with him alone.” Drama creeps into her voice.
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