Thanks to Terry Lynn Johnson's blog post today, I learned about the First Page Blogfest. I immediately went over to Kelly's Compositions and signed up. The following lines are from the first page of my novel Secrets at Wentworth about kidnapping and attempted murder at a private girls school.
Driving rain pelted the windows. “It’s really coming down, now,” Miss Davidson said, turning off the computer presentation.
Lori, dressed in one of her trademark pink sequined tops, slid out of her front desk and sidled up to the teacher. Annie watched as Lori tucked a few golden strands behind her ear. “If this gets any worse we’ll have to stay here in the Administration Building. Would you let us out early, Miss Davidson, so we won’t get stuck here?” She gave the teacher a little pouty face with her glossed pink lips.
Annie looked three rows over at her best friend and roommate, Mindy Welch. They exchanged pained expressions.
“Lori’s right, class,” Miss Davidson said as the sky darkened and the rain poured harder. “Go get your coats.”
The girls cheered and grabbed their books. “Come on, Annie, hurry!” Mindy yelled as she scrambled for the door.
Annie immediately got stuck in the crowd jamming the narrow door. It was only the first week of summer classes here at Wentworth Academy and Mindy was the one who made it bearable. This was the last place she wanted to be. Thanks to her stupid teacher in San Antonio, her parents decided to send her here for the summer. Annie snorted making the girl in front of her glance back.
“Sorry,” Annie said, pinching her nose pretending to stop a sneeze.
She still couldn’t believe she was at a summer academic camp for students who were in danger of failing or needed skill reinforcement. Her math and science classes were held right here in the Administration Building in the mornings and in the afternoon her acting class was at the Fine Arts Center two days a week. Closest to the dorm was the dining hall and farthest away were the stables and indoor arena.