Weekend Writing Warriors 5/31/15 #8Sunday

Tcoverhis week’s excerpt is from “Us, Together,” the first story in my short story collection of the same name.

Jake and Andrea are two high schoolers with a bit of a problem, to put it mildly.

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There are lots of words nobody wants to say or hear during sex, but I think the two syllables I’d just uttered were at the top of the list.

“What do you mean, ‘uh-oh’?” Andrea asked as I eased my sweaty body off hers. We were in our usual spot, parked halfway down an abandoned driveway off Route 12, scrunched into the back of my beat-up Impala; several weeks ago when we’d first come here we’d tried doing it on a blanket in the grass, but I got too nervous thinking about a cop or somebody coming along and had what I euphemistically called performance anxiety.

“I think it broke, Andrea,” I said as I reached down and fumbled between my legs. “Shit.”

“Did you…?”

“Yeah, I always do with you.”

“Shit.”

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4 Comments

  1. Uh oh, indeed. Good job of capturing the scene.

  2. Uh oh are certainly the two words that capture that moment perfectly.

  3. Oh wow, I can imagine the emotions attached to this moment! Effective snippet!

  4. Well, they’re going to be on edge for a few weeks, aren’t they?

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