Same song, next verse, a little bit louder…
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This week’s snippet picks up a little bit after last week’s (sorry about the creative punctuation, try to squint a little when you read it!). Oly offered to tell their dad about the locker defacing incident but Psyche only needs his support, not his voice. This one has a lot of names in it, so here’s a rundown:
- Psyche is our 16 y/o protag
- Ivar and Olander (Oly) are her older, identical twin, brothers
- I guess Dad is probably obvious. (He was beating cake batter when she entered the kitchen.) 🙂
Psyche squared her shoulders and held Oly’s hand tighter. “I didn’t deface my locker for nothing, someone wrote single on it, I just smeared it until I could go back and clean it up.”
Psyche watched closely as her dad’s muscular arm slowed to a stop. She jumped when Ivar brought both hands down flat on the counter with a loud slap.
“Who did it?”
Before she could say she didn’t know, Ivar turned to his father.
“She shouldn’t even be at that school, she needs to go back on-site where she belongs.”
“SHE is right here and SHE can speak for herself, Igor, and SHE is not going back there.”
Thanks for reading!
I got the kindest, most helpful rejection for this story last week. I’ve been working to implement one of the editor’s suggestions so maybe I’m one step closer to getting it published, and not one step closer to papering my bathroom with rejections! *fingers crossed*