Sacha Black’s writing challenge for this week, which I managed to conveniently stumble on while getting ready to work on cleaning and organizing a very messy room (really, I don’t know how I let it get so bad every time. Just fold the clothes Beth…but I digress)…Where was I? Oh yes, the writing challenge for this week, which is to post your current WIP’s title and a 150 word snippet.
So here it is:
Paulonious Punk and the Search for an Adventure
By Elizabeth S. Tyree
“Dude, we rode our bikes a block to get a drink from the gas station,” Pauly didn’t sound like he agreed with John’s idea of an adventure.
“A block and a half,” John corrected, “We had to a road AND ride in a busy parking lot to get big drinks and candy bars at a BRAND NEW GAS STATION.” John’s face had the wide eyes and raised eyebrows that say ‘AHA TAKE THAT.’
“With our mom’s in the car behind us.” Pauly obviously wasn’t in the right kind of mood for this talk.
“Whatever P-man,” John tossed the spare apple to his friend, took a juicy bite from his own, and plopped down on his favorite ‘captain’s’ chair.
Paulonious made a face but didn’t say anything about John’s use of the nick-name. He didn’t mind being called “Pauly”, “Pauly P,” or even “Punk” but he absolutely HATED it when the big boys at school called him The P. kid, P.P., or the worst P.P. the Whiz Kid.
(ok, I went over by 17 words…but come on, P.P. the Whiz Kid! 😛 )