I’m continuing to post bits of my completed novel because it’s now in its second round of beta reading and because I’m in a complete and total writing funk. I’ve started four projects in the last week, and none of them have the right feel. I’m sure there’s something underlying my inability to write anything better than “It was a dark and stormy night,” but heaven only knows what it is. I’m consoling myself by taking a break and reading instead.
This week’s snippet is far shorter than last week’s, but it hardly matters (you’ll see why). I thought I’d give you a little treat for patiently reading the rest of what I’ve posted over the weeks. My math was simple: 2 x 26 = 52, so 52 words.
The context is that Phin has decided he needs to confess to someone what he’s really doing at the school, so he asks Alex to go somewhere with him to discuss it. They get a little (ahem, a lot) distracted after their conversation.
All Phin cared about now was being two inches from Alex and how he wanted nothing more than to make up for all the time they’d spent apart. He reached out and rested his hand on Alex’s neck. When he received confirmation in Alex’s eyes, Phin closed the gap and kissed him.
Awww. Now, how many different ways can Phin find to screw this up? Mwahahaha!