Monday, December 8, 2008

Nathan Bransford's First Paragraph Contest

Thanks to Jill Wheeler, I entered Nathan Bransford's first paragraph contest. Tons of entries but what the heck - you never know...

My first paragraph from The End of Normal - my YA suspense novel (this is for you BPV)

Theodora sat in the principal’s office, again. Across from her sat Mr. Silver, in his dress shirt and tie and his perfectly combed gray hair.

“Why did you do it?” Mr. Silver asked in a somewhat defeated tone. He seemed tired. He took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes with his thumb and middle finger and took a deep breath in. Theodora sat in silence staring at her band-aid covered fingertips and wished today wasn’t the day she chose to stop her bad habit. The words, “great timing” kept rolling around in her head.