Locker defacer, is that you?

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Welcome back to another week of snippettry!

This one skips ahead a little, to Psyche’s first run-in with her new principal, Mrs. Seymour. I hope the creative punctuation won’t hurt your brain too much, but I wanted the snippet to make some kind of sense on its own… *fingers crossed it does*

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“It’s only the first day of school, why have you defaced your locker?”

Psyche cursed to herself. She’d meant to take care of the rest of the mess after lunch, but Cam distracted her with his offering to help and his stormy gray eyes.

Ms. Seymour leaned forward over her desk and put on what Psyche considered a soft and yet businesslike expression; slowly she laced her fingers together.

“I know you’ve been given a lot of leeway—by your family, teachers, past principals—but you’re a junior now. In two short years you’ll be going off to college and more will be expected of you—it’s my duty to ensure you’re prepared to meet those expectations.”

The ensuing pause had to be for effect—or maybe to give her time to say something appropriately contrite; she waited.

“I’m sure it hasn’t been easy for you, to be…in your situation….”

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5 responses

  1. I wonder what’s the “situation” and why Mrs. Seymour think that everything has to do with it.

    January 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

  2. historysleuth1

    Ugh. The old “in your situation” thing. Always hated when people said things like that. Wonder what Psyche’s reaction to that will be? Got some conflict going on in this story. Conflict is good!
    The Murders of Polly Frisch

    January 12, 2014 at 8:47 am

  3. And no question of who defaced the locker?

    January 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  4. Good for her, not falling into the “there’s a silence so I need to rush into speech” trick. Interesting snippet, I like your heroine!

    January 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm

  5. Pingback: The Situation | Charli Green: YA LGBT Fiction, Books for the Bs

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