Week of Positivity – Day Two

10 Mar

Day two fell in my lap last night: I am a TOP TEN entry for Karin Tabke’s Line by Line Contest!


This is just too good to be true 🙂 If you haven’t been following along, last year (seriously) Karin started with 100 entries of 1 line. The next week, whoever didn’t get cut got to add 1 more line. The top 5 (next weeks group) gets to send their first 10 pages to Amy Pierpont, Sr Editor at Grand Central. Pretty cool, huh?


Pretty exciting and easy to be positive about too!


As we’ve done in the past, I’ll post my entry and let people play along. If you were me, what would YOUR next line be…. AJ, I’m dying to know what my now dead heroine would do in your version.

Seven lockers down, my boyfriend was making out with Cheryl, the way-too-perky head cheerleader.


I tried not to stare, but when his hand slid past her waist and over her hip, I slammed my locker shut and stormed off in the opposite direction. Not that anyone noticed. The problem – not only was I that gorgeous jock’s secret girlfriend, I also had a secret power.


I’m invisible.


OK, not <i>invisible</i> invisible. But, in the not-so-mythical land of Highschoolia where blending in equals obscurity, I rated a negative seven JD on the Jane Doe to Lindsay Lohan visibility scale. I’d be the first to tell you I didn’t mind – well, typically. I’d made a deal with the devil … I mean the boy… and stomping away was the only thing I could do.


“The Plan” just might kill me where Advanced Trig had failed. But, with Chris Kent as the self-proclaimed prize, I’d been only too happy to sign-on, quit cross-country and become the soccer team’s stats girl. And, since sessions were closed, little Miss Wave-my-butt-around-in-my-too-short-cheer-skirt couldn’t just show up to practice no matter how much she fluttered her eyelashes.


Don’t forget, I’m doing an entire week of Positivity! If you’re jumping in, link us and spread the “I can do it and this ___ (economy, industry, life…..etc) can’t stop me”ness!

3 Responses to “Week of Positivity – Day Two”

  1. melsmag March 11, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Thinking… when my brain starts to work again, I’ll be back.

  2. briaq March 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    You’re too cute! I love that you stopped by and did all this commenting 🙂

  3. Meghan March 12, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    You are ROCKING! And I’m so proud of your positivity! It’s tough to remember the good things in life when the bad or frustrating things feel so much bigger. Can’t wait to see you in two weeks! Save me a seat at the bar!

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