Friday, March 27, 2009

Excerpts: Friday's 1-liner

They collected their stuff. They chucked their apple cores into the Atlantic and strapped on their helmets. Julian warmed up the bike, then checked her coat to make sure her camera was there, the zipper up.

“Ready, Sport?”

Kali nodded, her helmet bobbing up and down. She looked like a juvenile spaceperson. But when she pulled on Julian’s sunglasses, Julian saw the faintest hint of a college girl in that face. In that split-second, she loved Kali. She saw all of the things that lay before her—the pain, the heartbreaks. But she also saw confidence, love, and reasons for living. There’s still time—time to equip her. She’s gonna do just fine.