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Below is my entry into “It’s All in the Voice” contest. My manuscript is titled, RUNWAY. It is a NA contemporary romance.
I stretched the tape across the last box of my belongings and took in the barren room. I was sure my sister was excited to have her guest bedroom returned to its sterile floral motif. It was no secret that my mere existence severely clashed with Jennifer’s lifestyle in general. She tolerated me at best, and I could tell by her demeanor this last week that she was ecstatic for my return to school. In all honesty, I couldn’t wait until I could afford a place of my own. I hated living with Jennifer, my two bratty nephews, and my sleaze ball brother-in-law.
I sighed and picked up the heavy box of books and balanced it on my hip. Outside, Griffin’s Harley rumbled in the driveway. I was glad he was here; he could carry the last box down to my car. I dropped it in the hallway and went to get the door.
Unable to withhold my excitement at his arrival, I threw open the front door and flung myself into his arms. “Hey, Jillibean!” he said, catching me.
“I’m so glad you’re here!”
“I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to spend 18 and a half hours in the car with you.”
I hugged him tightly. I would be so lost without him.
“Are you ready?” he asked.
“Not yet. I have one more box inside. Could you get it for me? It’s kind of heavy.”
“I’m on it.”