Elle Strauss over at Monday Musing is hosting a First Page Blogfest. Go to her site here to check out the other participants’ entries. Elle dusted off an old WIP for this and so have I. So, here it is:
I should’ve ditched. First day of school and I was already late. I scaled the front steps of Telstar Regional High School and jerked open the door, my backpack bouncing against my hip. The smack of my flip-flops resounded down the empty hallway. I searched the room through the window before entering the classroom. Perfect. The teacher hadn’t arrived. I hurried to an open desk, dropped my backpack to the floor and slid into the chair, folding my hands on the desktop.
“Nice,” Mindy Holte said from the desk to my right. “I swear, Lily, you’re the luckiest person I know. Mrs. Dean is at the office. Some problem with a new student. So, what kept you? I waited at our corner.”
“My mom caught me wearing my Poe T-shirt and confiscated it.” I frowned. “I guess I won’t see that one again either.” The Edgar Allan Poe shirt was my absolute favorite one. On the front, it had a raven standing on a skull with wings spread out and Nevermore in large white letters on the back.
My mom hates how I dress. She’d love me to wear flower-patterned dresses. She’s a florist and owns a shop in the middle of Bethal. I have four sisters–all with flower names–Iris, Orchid, Freesia, and Camellia. My brother lucked out. His name is Seth.
“Hey, Novak,” A familiar voice attacked me from behind.
I gulped hard, willing myself to stay calm. It’s not every day your crush comes back to haunt you.