Excerpt: I had grown up fast, fumbling with mac and cheese before I was tall enough to see over the pot…
Thank you all for joining me in the first excerpt post for Write Club! I want to share the opening lines for my next release, Wanderlust.
I had grown up fast, fumbling with mac and cheese before I was tall enough to see over the pot, explaining away my excess absences to disinterested teachers. But there was so much I didn’t know, so much I hadn’t seen. That absence of knowledge had become an almost tangible thing, filling me up, suffocating me until I needed to walk away just to breathe.
Ironically, my innocence was my mom’s explanation for keeping me home. The world was too scary, and I wouldn’t even know how to protect myself. To hear her tell it, the streets were filled with ravening men who would rape me as soon as look at me.
Hmm… I wonder what’s going to happen next? God, I do love a good foreshadow. And be sure to stop by the other posters here:
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