Linked up @ Show Me the Voice, to post the first 250(257) words of my finished ms to show off my character's voice.
Author: Debra Elliott
Title: Kentucky Rain
Genre: YA Coming of Age
Rain, Rain the cool Appalachian night breeze whispered my name. The scent of corn whiskey floated through my bedroom window. The eerie sounds of dry flies echoed throughout the pine trees. The hairs on the back of my neck prickled. Mommy always said I was a special child. I sensed things before they happened.
The dry flies finally quietened down. The only sound that flitted through the bedroom was Granny Dodd's loud snoring. Between Granny Dodd's racket and my nerves sleep wouldn't come none too soon.
Tomorrow I would turn fifteen. I didn't feel fifteen or even look it. I was too tall, too lanky and flat chested. Heck, I hadn't even got my period!
Granny Dodd seemed to think that was a blessing. I thought it was a curse. I overheard her one day tell mommy, "Junnie Mae, don't you fret none about Rain. At least them there mountain boys won't be buzzing 'round her like they do with that Hopkins girl Peggy Lou ."
I wanted to scream at my granny, "I want them buzzing around me Granny Dodd!" Especially, Tommy McCoy.
I shifted my weight in the old metal bed I shared with my little sister Ruby June and blew out the kerosene lamp.The room went dark, except for the gigantic full moon shining through our window. Shivering down to my bones I snuggled deeper underneath Granny Dodd's hand-made double wedding ring quilt.
I closed my eyes and fell into a fitful sleep, dreaming of first kisses, picnics in the holler and Tommy McCoy.