It’s an opportunity for writers! Every two months, we post a prompt or question for you to share a snippet of less than 500 words. It’s designed to let you have fun, analyse your work on a smaller level, or just write something to join in.
The prompts for this edition are as follows:
e.g. a new year, new school, introducing a new person/character/setting, a new revelation
Now, as you all know from my 777 Challenge, I have a hard time choosing snippets to share with you, but since you were all so lovely about what I shared in that post, I’ve decided to give this a go! And here is the snippet I chose, from ROTI. This snippet is from page 16, but also introduces a new character! So I am winning all ’round here. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!
I walk as fast as I can to the train station, and I check my phone as I do. There’s a text from Tara.
I’m at home. Just come by as soon as you get off the train. I have food for you. Ily.
I slip the phone back into my pocket just as the train pulls up to the stop. I jump on, grab the nearest window seat, and settle down for the hour long train ride. And then I see him.
His purple hair is the first thing that catches my eye, followed closely by the red and white spotted bowtie around his neck. He’s in black chinos, a white button-down shirt, a black vest (open), the bowtie, and those black square-framed hipster glasses that everyone loves at the moment. His Chucks are the exact same colour as his hair.
Ah, I absolutely LOVE this character, and he really is all kinds of perfect (especially for the main character). I love writing about him, and this is the WIP that I have left by the wayside for FAR TOO LONG. Reading this snippet makes me want to jump back in and finish it. Which I really should.
I hope you liked my little snippet, and that I have piqued your interest about this character, and the book he comes from! <3