Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!

Remember that zombie book?


Even before Graham died, I had nightmares all the time. I used to sleepwalk, too, and sometimes I’d blame that when I ended up in Graham’s room after a nightmare, even though most of the time I walked there fully awake and shaking.


He cracked his eyes open. “God, Wil, what?”


He’d think about it for a minute, watching me. “I have a test tomorrow.”

“I’ll be so quiet.”

“You’re getting kind of old for this.”

I gave him my smallest smile. “I’m a kid forever, remember?”

He chuckled and sighed and pushed back the covers so I could get in. I crawled into bed next to him and snuffled against the mattress until he gave me a corner of his pillow.

“Tell me a story?” I asked.

He nodded and rolled onto his back, his eyes still closed. “Once upon a time there was a magical world where nobody ever got lost.”

“Nobody ever.”


I lay awake and let that sit in my head, while Graham, too tired to finish the story, stroked my hair until he fell asleep, his palm pressed against my forehead.


Molly said...

The book is... amazing. We're talking laughing, and getting teary all at once. :)

Nadine said...

Very powerful. Nice job!

Bronwyn Scott-McCharen said...

Ooh, awesome excerpt! Very nice job :)

Linda said...

This is amazing. YOU are amazing :)

Misty said...