Monday, March 8, 2010

writings on the wall

Happy Monday!!!!

The Travelers

I saw him. I was standing in the school parking lot alone and he was surrounded by all his fellow teammates, but he noticed me. My heart had dropped and like an idiot I stood still. It was like a tug of war in my body, part of me wanted to stay but the other part wanted me to go. His friends all told him goodbye and that's when I knew it wasn't just a joke, he'd meant to look at me, he was still staring, I didn't want to look behind me, I didn't want to see that he was actually looking at someone else. He walked toward me, my heart began to pound, what did he want? I had hoped it wouldn't be to do homework because I would refuse to help him for being such a jerk, ok well I would have but that's besides the point. His hair tousled gave him the sexy surfer edge every girl couldn't help but woo over. I had hoped I wasn't one them, but it had happened all to quickly to avoid. His last steps resulted in standing extremely close into my personal space, but I didn't back away. We'd talked a few times but mostly about homework, I had always wanted more but Ashley Archer would never have let that happen. "Hey" he said it so nonchalantly, like we'd been friends for years, I had fallen for it an returned a "Hey" his way. What did he want I wondered? I mean I knew we'd stared at each other a little more lately but not much. Had he known I'd been watching him? I had tried to be discreet about it, but lately hadn't been to lucky. The last traveler I had watched ended up figuring it out. How did they know what I was? How could they spot me out of a crowd? Had they been watching me all along? Or did they have a list like I had?

Oh and for those who watched the Oscars last night... Hooray for Sandra Bullock! She is who I wanted to win the most, and her speech was amazing. Just another thing to add to the list of enjoying each moment she provides for entertainment!!! Did you watch? Who were you proud won? Whose dress was your favorite?!

18 comments:

magically ordinary said...

Great read first thing this morning!

I didn't watch the Oscars - I do love the recap shows the next day. Can't wait to see all the fabulous dresses!

Happy Monday!

Kendra said...

I love this. I didn't watch the Oscars. I was at a friends instead. (:

TheLittleFlower said...

Didn't watch Oscars. Blame school
:(

Jody Hedlund said...

Wish I could've caught a bit of the Oscars, but was too busy being tired!

Christine Danek said...

Ohhh good! I like it. No, I did not get to watch the oscars--too tired.

Samantha Bennett said...

Ooh, I'm intrigued! What list? Who are the travelers? Plus, this guy is all sorts of hot. Good stuff!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love this! Great job. I didn't watch the oscars... I blame home renovations... ugh!


Happy Monday!

Ellen B said...

I was just delighted Christoph Walz won best supporting actor - I wasn't as pushed about everyone else :)

Favourite dress? Probably Penelope Cruz's. I just loved the colour. I want a car that colour!

Southpaw said...

Ooo, nice little story, make me want to read more.

Carolyn V. said...

Excellent story! Great hook!

I didn't watch last night. =( I went to bed early with sinus issues. I hate sinus issues.

Melissa said...

Brilliant hook!

I have to say that Charlize Theron's dress made me laugh...a lot :)

Patti said...

Great excerpt. For the first time in years I didn't see a single part of the oscars. I don't even know what people wore. Glad Sandra Bullock won.

Christopher said...

You know its really unfair to hook someone like that and leave them only with more questions. You should be a writer for Lost. It was really good though, I'm curious.

Shannon Messenger said...

Wow, I loved the snippet. Awesome writing.

And I'm so glad Sandra Bullock won. I love her, and she's taken a lot of crap throughout her career so I'm glad to see her get some much deserved praise--especially with such an excellent speech!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I loved her speech! I totally teared up when they cut to her husband with his trembling chin. Loved it!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I didn't watch, but I'm thirlled Sandra Bullock won. She was amazing. :)

Anissa said...

Totally missed the oscars. Glad to hear Sandra Bullock won though.

Melissa said...

Ooh, love that hook at the end:)

I missed the Oscars, too, but I'm so glad Sandra Bullock won. She's amazing!