Friday, September 16, 2011

Chasing My Tail and The Judge and Jury Blogfest

I've been neglecting my blogging (not to mention my writing) this week, so this weekend I'm planning to over compensate by entering all of the blogfests/ contests, and challenges the Third Campaign has to offer. This way I can get two birds with one stone. I can get to know my fellow campaigners better, and I can get some writing in (even if it's only in 300 word increments).

First on this weekend's menu is The Judge and Jury Blogfest hosted by Gwen from Run Gwen, Run! It's Gwen's first blogoversary, and as you'll see if you pay her a visit her blog is blooming. So before you read my entry if you haven't already, click the link and go check out her blog. While you're there you might as well enter the contest because at the very least it's a cool twist on the average.

So without any further ado, my entry/ an exert from my short story "The Purple Punk Cupcake Catastrophe."


Going Good

My black nails dug into my palm as the boho hippy’s snicker graded painfully in my ears. “So what do you think, G?”

That spiking the Christian’s cupcakes with a lust potion is the kind of crap a bunch of freshmen would pull. Instead, folding my hands demurely, I smiled at the cocky bitch. “I have a math test in five minutes. It’d be nice if there wasn’t a couple shagging on the desk next to me while I take it.”

Smirking over confidently Coren squared off against me. “If you don’t like it, stop it.”

Fluffing my multi-colored mane with my fingers, I resisted the urge to turn her into a bug and squish her under my three inch heels. “’Cause that would be against the rules.”

“That’s right; you play by the rules now.” She paused, grinning at her coven, who’d once bent to my will. “Big bad Gina Cardona is a good witch.”

I met her eyes squarely refusing to be ashamed of what I’d become. “Yep.”

Ducking her head she chuckled. “And you came to beg me to let you take a test?”

“No, I came to ask you nicely.”

“Ask me…The old you would have broken the spell with a snap of her fingers.”

Remembering all of the people I’d hurt simply to prove I could, I shook my head slowly. “No, the old me would have made you suffer… and when you begged… I might have considered fixing your mistake.”

Forgetting for a moment that wasn’t me anymore, her eyes grew huge with fear. “And the new you?”

Baring my teeth, I hefted my ginormous Trig book for all to see. “The new me is going to class while she waits for you to come to your senses.”

-Aaron

12 comments:

Enid Wilson said...

Good one, Aaron.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

Lady Gwen said...

I loved it, Aaron! I was hoping Gina would put Coren in her place by letting her "think" she might do something to her. Umm, would she have? Do something to Coren, I mean?

Nadja Notariani said...

What a great entry! The old Gina sounds like a 'bad-time', seriously. Ha! I have a sneaking suspicion that she'll find a way to still be a bad time if Coren doesn't make amends, but she'll do it in a 'good way'... ~ Nadja

Crystal said...

Ha ha - I'm with Nadja. I somehow don't think Gina would be above going back to her old ways if it meant being able to put Coren in her place! Nicely done! ;-)

Madeline Bartos said...

Awesome entry! It has such a strong voice to it. Great job. :D

The Blogger Girlz said...

Thank you, both. I'm glad that came across. It's a modified exert from one of my short stories, and I was afraid Gina's edge wouldn't come across without the rest of the story to back it up. I'm glad to see I was just being paranoid, as usual.

-Aaron

Sabrina said...

Great job! I hope Gina somehow teaches them a lesson (the good way at least).

carrieannebrownian said...

Great story! I hope Gina finds a way to pay Coren back, even if it's not how she would've done it in the past.

Caitlin said...

Loved it! The first bit had me giggling. Curious about the "old" Gina, though!

L.M. Miller said...

The edge definitely came through! This was a wonderfully fun excerpt to read.

Lady Gwen said...

Hi Aaron, just wanted to remind you to email me with your top 6 choices for the Judge & Jury Blogfest to ladygwen@centurylink.net. Thanks for participating!

Deborah Walker said...

This was a great entry. So full of voice and energy.