Here’s an excerpt from my current WIP: Senior Year Sonata
Mrs. Valenzuela waited for the groaning to cease and continued. “I have already paired you with a partner based on the alphabetical order of your last name. Connor Adams and Sarah Blake. Derek Drummond and Jackson Davis. Jessica Finley…”
Charlotte twisted in her seat at the mention of Jessica’s name. Jessica sat in the back corner. Charlotte smiled at her and moved her hands in a small dance party in her seat. Jessica grinned and copied her move.
“Charlotte Pearlman and Luke Taylor.” Mrs. Valenzuela’s voice interrupted her dance. The horrified look on Jessica’s face mimicked Charlotte’s frozen heart. How had she not noticed Luke was in this class? She glanced to the left of Jessica and saw Luke sitting at the very back of her row. He sneered at her. With a grimace, she turned back to the front.
Charlotte wiped clammy hands on her shorts. Luke Taylor was her partner? No! That couldn’t be possible. She lowered her head to the desk with a silent groan in hopes of controlling the flood of emotion threatening to burst through her.