I felt awful that I messed up my Six Sunday post last week, so this time I’m double and triple-checking it to make sure it works! I think it has definitely made me paranoid about my posts. As if I wasn’t already!
Setup: Suzie just got into her first class at a new school and looks pretty ridiculous with a big glob of cotton in her mouth. Elizabeth is one of Kate’s drone friends who apparently thinks she’s the best thing in the world. Silly Suzie for not agreeing.
“What did you do?” It was weird to see her big smile aimed at her while her eyes stared at the phone screen.
“Nothing,” Suzie tried to say around the ball of cotton. Her attempt at speech only made her more amusing.
“I mean, Kate said she actually offered to be friends with you, and you turned her down. Pretty dumb move there.”
Having fun creating Suzie’s little world of characters, even though it’s making me realize how annoying school can be for a kid!
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Oh, I can feel her awkwardness. Very nice.
It’s good to know that her awkwardness still shines through, even in so short a snippet. School politics when you’re that young are always a bit difficult to grasp, especially if you’re new in town and now especially well known.
Thanks for dropping by!
Girls can be so, so mean! It will be interesting to see what you take this.
So very true! Young girls can be especially cruel and this trio I felt were especially necessary as a counter to Suzie and her friends. Incidentally they’re the characters I’ve gone back in and added during this revision, and I think the novel is much more flushed out because of it.
Glad you like it!
…little sociopaths, every last one of them 😉 …and I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Kids just don’t have the same big-picture view to be able to think about what others are feeling.
Very true. Kids are just too self-centric to be able to understand empathy very well, which isn’t a fault of their own. It’s just a natural development process of the human brain. I think it’s even worse at times with teenagers.
Of course, that’s what makes them so much fun to write about! =)