Hi guys, happy Wendesday! In honor of January 14, here are 14 sentences from page 14 of my work in progress. Kennedy is the main character, and this is the scene where we get to meet Reuben, her lab partner in college.
“Wichaeading?” Reuben mumbled through a mouthful of pizza. When Kennedy wrinkled her nose at him, he swallowed noisily and asked again, “What’re you reading?”
“Crime and Punishment,” she answered, showing him the cover. “It’s for my Russian lit class.” Reuben was already hacking at his Jell-O with a spork, and Kennedy guessed it would be her job to hold up the conversation for a little while. “It’s about a young man who decides to kill this old lady …”
“Pwnvoker,” he muttered.
Kennedy squinted for just a moment while she tried to translate, and then she nodded. “The pawnbroker. Right. So, you’ve read it?”
Reuben held up two fingers. Kennedy was impressed. Even when she found a book she really liked, she never had time to re-read anything.
One of these days, I'll write the based-on-real-life romance novel that explains how I wouldn't have met my husband if I hadn't ever read Crime and Punishment, but today is not that day.
Random Fact: Crime and Punishment was the very first present my husband-to-be ever gave me. It was also the crux of our very first disagreement. Yes, we're nerdy. And yes, we're perfect for each other.