Sunday, February 3, 2013

The "Real" Collision: Salvation Tour Stop 3

Today's sneak peak is the very first scene I ever wrote for Salvation. At that time, it was written from both points of view. And while Salva won most of the scenes in the prologue and the first chapter, Beth eventually won this round.

To read the Prologue, go to Pure Imagination.
To read Chapter 1--Scene 1, go to Always YA at Heart.

Chapter 1: Collision--Scene 2

Beth could have killed him. All the time he spent oblivious to her and he chose this moment to intersect her path. She was already late, and she’d been trying desperately to unwrap her remaining school supplies so that the second-period teacher wouldn’t glare at her the way the homeroom instructor had. Papers flew out of Beth’s arms, across the floor, and under the slice of space beneath the lockers. Her open backpack fell, emptying its contents into the pile. Devastation.

She dropped to her knees.

He had the audacity to sigh. As if ramming his way around the corner was her fault. Frantically, she started to scramble, cramming pencils, folders, notebooks, erasers, and books into her backpack.

The bell rang.

She reached for a binder, and his hand stopped her.

To read the rest, join Salva, Beth, and I at Books That Bite for the third stop of our Salvation Teaser Tour.

Copyright @ 2013 by Anne Osterlund. Used by permission of Speak, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

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