Why no private school?

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Welcome to my snippet!

I missed everyone last week! It was Finals week and I was battling the plague—something had to give and unfortunately it was this blog.

This week I’m jumping ahead a little, to the second day of school. Psyche didn’t walk to school with (BFF) Heather so they didn’t really get a chance to talk until lunch—after Heather caught up with Psyche in the library. I skipped the part where Psyche tells Heather her brother suggested she change schools, and then here we are:


“And go back to that—” Heather interrupted herself and leaned in to whisper in Psyche’s ear, “private school on the compound.”

“It’s not a compound. We’re not a para-military organization.”

Heather raised an eyebrow at her use of the word we, but didn’t mention it. She didn’t have to. “No, just a cult.”

Heather’s eyes bulged for a second and then she dropped her forehead onto the table in front of her. “Sorry.”

Thanks for reading!



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13 responses

  1. Intriguing…I want to know more about the “private” school.

    March 23, 2014 at 12:49 am

  2. Yes, maybe she should take her brother’s advice.

    March 23, 2014 at 1:52 am

  3. A cult? Or something that seems like a cult to outsiders? Hmmm . . .

    If I wasn’t intrigued before, I am now!

    March 23, 2014 at 5:35 am

  4. Heather’s reaction makes me curious to read more. I’m new to the Sunday Snippet so I don’t know the premise of your book but the fact that Heather thinks the private school could be a “cult” has me intrigued. Great snippet!

    March 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

  5. I’m interested to know more about this school. Love the pic, too. Fun snippet!

    March 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

  6. I’m really intrigued by this world and want to know more.

    March 23, 2014 at 9:21 am

  7. siobhanmuir

    Eep, my stomach clenched even before Heather said “cult”. Great emotion in so few words, Charli. 🙂

    March 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

  8. Very interesting. Compound? Cult? Nicely done.

    March 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

  9. Hmm, what sort of school is it? Makes me quite curious.

    March 23, 2014 at 10:46 am

  10. I HAVE to go read more. They two of them both have a great voice–I can see them sitting there together.

    March 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

  11. And the mystery deepens. Really an intriguing snippet!

    March 23, 2014 at 4:06 pm

  12. Very fluid, realistic dialogue! Good 8. I hope you feel better. 🙂 !

    March 23, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  13. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, everyone! I truly appreciate your encouragement. 😀

    March 25, 2014 at 8:10 am

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