Happy Wednesday! I've been working on non-fiction stuff for a little bit, so I was definitely getting the fiction itch. Thankfully, the woman who is narrating the Torn Asunder audiobook uploaded her files over the weekend, so I'm having a fabulous time listening to her magically bring Hannah and Simon's story to life.
In honor of the first week of the third month, here are a few paragraphs from Chapter 3 of Unplanned. Kennedy is is talking with her lab partner, Reuben.
“No, I can’t calm down.” Kennedy didn’t mean to snap, but after the third or fourth time Reuben made the suggestion, she was ready to gauge his eyes out. Kennedy was pacing in front of some benches outside the student union while Reuben did his best to listen. “I mean, she might not have meant her dad is the dad, right?”
“I don’t know.” Reuben shrugged. “I wasn’t on the phone.”
Kennedy replayed those last few words in her mind. She could hear Rose’s voice, clear as a tiny glass beaker. Saturated with fear. I think it’s my dad … I gotta go. Did that mean her dad was the father of the baby? Or maybe her dad was coming, and she didn’t want him to catch her on the phone.
“Why did she hang up so quick?” Kennedy asked the air.
Reuben picked his tooth. “Maybe it was time for dinner.”
She whipped her head around to face him. “I don’t think it’s something to joke about.”
That's all for today. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Random Fact: My dad raised me by himself from the time I was 3 until I was 8. I never realized how amazing that was until I had kids of my own.
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