From the original

It has been a busy week, but as promised I am posting one of the first of my favorite scenes from the original or the prequel to Dark Road Punished. I have also decided that I will release the prequel after Dark Road Punished is finished and comes out. However, the prequel once ready will be free. So here is a small scene taken from the first version.

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Bella had spent the past twenty minutes going through some of the student profiles that teachers’ had turned into her for tutor request. Class would be starting shortly, so she got to her feet from the library, and headed for her locker. The one thing that she had prayed about last night was that day two of week two would go more smoothly than the first week of school. She stopped at her locker, put in the combination and put up the files she had with her and exchanged them for the books and notebooks she needed.

Cassie paused with her girls Heather and Missy on their way to their lockers. “Look, she even had the guts to come back for another day.”

Missy giggled. “You’d think after all the torture of being a virgin she would just take her own life and end her suffering.”

Lord, give me strength. Bella thought to herself. She recalled what they’d gone over in last week’s Bible study session, but those phrases were not very comforting at the moment.

Heather grinned. “It’s kind of sad really. You know the only reason my brother even asked her out was because he felt sorry for her. He thought he could – ”

That’s it! I can’t take it! Bella turned around and interrupted the statement Heather was about to complete. “You’re right. It is sad. It’s sad and pathetic that the only way to make yourself feel better is for you to tear me down. When in reality, you wish you had the courage to even hold on to your virginity. After all, the whole school is quite aware of how active the three of you are. It’s already gone and you’ve hit the realization that you can’t get it back. So really, the only way that you can even remotely relieve yourself of that horrific thought is to trash girls who still have it in hopes they’ll join your pathetic group. Which then of course will only add to what you believe is your ammo because then in your eyes it makes it okay to be a slut. Just as an FYI, it isn’t okay because by the time you’re done giving it all away, you’ll have nothing left to show for it except for a bunch of guys who don’t want you because you’ve been around the block too many times.” In her head she could hear her father chastise her for letting them get to her, but she felt better. With a quick smile, she grabbed her books, closed her locker, and walked off for class.

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