Taking another stab at it.
Hiya! I’m back and I’ve brought Psyche with me for another snippet.
This one takes place after Psyche’s run-in with her principal. (Previous snippets are here.) She’s studying in her room when her brother Oly comes in to see how she’s doing and give her a hug. He heard their dad’s half of the conversation when the principal called about why Psyche had detention on the first day of school. The first line is Psyche’s.
“My cover’s blown.”
“How’s that, detective?”
“I’m serious, someone wrote single on my locker in black Sharpie—the defacing incident was me smearing it beyond recognition.”
Psyche shrugged and Oly pulled back to study her. “We have to tell Dad.”
“Why would anyone at school even care?”
“If they’re Naturalists they might.”
Thanks for reading!
And thanks for coming back. I tried to give up on this story (and a couple other YA manuscriptss in various stages of completion), but I just couldn’t. So. This novel is out on sub, and another publisher has expressed cautious interest—so we’ll see what happens. *fingers crossed*