alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions

Teaser Tuesdays

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I admit, I cheated. I picked a random page twice to get a good one. But I had too. The sentences, most of them, are so short.

I ordered pancakes for Penelope and me. I ordered orange juice and coffee and a side order of toast and hot chocolate and French fries, too, even though I knew I wouldn’t be able to pay for any of it.

That comes from about smack dab in the middle of Sherman Alexie’s excellent, sad, funny, squirmy, National-Book-Award-winning YA novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (from p125 to be exact), but it would make a perfect opening for a short story. It has description, voice, action, a ‘problem’, and  someone named Penelope. What more does a story need to get a reader’s attention?

Author: Alisa Alering

I write stories. I read stories.

One thought on “Teaser Tuesdays

  1. I was sold at french fries!

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