Time for the Sunday Fiction Post-up! Come share your current work-in-progress here. I’ll be out all day with the Easter holiday, but I had to make sure I threw in one post this morning. I’m still making way on my new project, just need to find time to do a little research and keep my fingers on the keyboard. The excerpt I’ve chosen for this week is from a YA fantasy novel with strong romantic elements about dragons. I even bought myself an inspirational dragon stuffed animal to look at while I write.
I invite you to post your title, genre/sub-genre and your 2nd paragraph on page 21. No need for critique, just a little writer love.
A warm flush overcomes my body by his close proximity and I’m tempted to melt into him. Pathetic girl. Instead I pull his arms to my chest so he hugs me tighter and use my height to my advantage. With my hips lower than his I can use my weight as leverage. I bend over and drop to one knee pulling his body over mine until I’ve flipped him onto his back. Ryu hits the metal floor hard and although I know it hurt, he scrambles off the ground, both of us crouched ready to attack again.
“Impressive.” A small smile touches his lips. “But I won’t tell you that again.”
“I’ll take it as a compliment. I have a feeling it won’t be your last.”
Ryu grins. My heart speeds up and I know the thrill of beating him isn’t the only thing fueling it. I’m playing with fire. Jamari would kick my ass if she saw me flirt with him.
Have a great Sunday! And Write on!