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Well life got in the way last week, hence my lack of presence. I’m happy to be sharing another snippet from Room For Three. In this excerpt, we find Joey at her college on the first day of the fall semester. She runs into her little sister, Sarah, who is wearing Joey’s shoes without her permission. Joey’s not happy.
The snippet has been modified to fit the 10-sentence limit:
I study Sarah’s first-day-of-college apparel, admiring her green Hurricane t-shirt and baggy jeans. My eyes grow wide when I see what’s on her feet.
“Are you wearing my flip-flops?”
She lowers her chin, glances at her feet before her eyes meet me. “Don’t they look cute on me?” she says simply.
“Take ‘em off, right now,” I say sharply, causing a couple of guys to glance at us as they walk past me.
Sarah’s mouth spreads into a thin-lipped smile as she lowers a brow. “You don’t, like, expect your little sister to walk around campus barefoot, do you?”
A mild rage begins to simmer in my belly.
What a little thief Sarah is! This is the very first of many troublesome acts she burdens on Joey. It’s part of the plot of the story, in which Joey must overcome. I will share one more excerpt from this story (hopefully life’s happenings won’t get in the way).
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