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Here's my entry of the first 251 words of Angel (working title), YA Supernatural Thriller/Romance. I haven't quite leaned towards a genre yet. ☺
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It started with the beef noodles and ended with a flying baseball and a missile in the shape of a fork. Not a totally bad beginning to the summer break. Almost the norm if it hadn't ended up with Angel sitting outside the nurse’s office instead of in the principal's office. She was definitely in big trouble.
"What happened this time?" Mrs. Margot asked, cracking an ice pack and setting it gently on Angel’s eye. Angel winced preferring something for her wounded pride but didn't mention it.
"He started it," Angel defended, a part truth in the scheme of things.
Mrs. Margot raised a brow and cocked her head. "He? Did you already fight with all the girls in your class and now are starting with the boys?"
Angel smirked. Her favorite person in Hell High. The nurse, counselor, and all around good gal when it came to kids with high emotional needs, Mrs. Margot calmed Angel...most of the time. "What kind of guy would hit a girl?" Angel retorted.
"A guy defending his right to live, maybe?" Mrs. Margot stepped away and cocked a brow.
"That's an overstatement don't you think?"
"Not when it comes to you." Mrs. Margot leaned her small yet solid frame against the wall opposite Angel and folded her arms in front of her. "Did he really hit you?"Matthew Tyler, jock extraordinaire, had whirled and threw Angel the baseball after she sent a fork careening towards his eye in an effort to gouge it out.
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