As I’m standing outside the school waiting for my mom to pick me up, I feel a tap on my shoulder. I jump a little, what was wrong with me today? I turn around to see who’s trying to get my attention and meet the gray eyes of Alec Hales for the second time today. He’s never given me a passing glance before and now he seems intent on getting my attention. What does he want with me?
“What?”That catches him off guard as he takes a step back. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t expecting such a snippy greeting. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to snap at you. I’ve been having a rough day.” Why was I telling him this?
“I’m sorry if I freaked you out earlier with the whole staring thing.” He rubs the back of his neck. “I was just wondering if maybe you… Never mind.” He composes himself and just as he’s about to say something else; my mother pulls up and honks.
“Sorry, I gotta go,” I run off grateful to get out from under his stare.
“What was that about?” my mother asks as I shut the car door.
“I’m not sure.”
“What do you mean?”
“He was just acting super strange. It seemed like he wanted to tell me something but then stopped.” I shrug. Although, I don’t really know him well enough to say that this isn’t his normal behavior.
She turned on the blinker and pulled out of the parking lane. “Oh.”
I have a feeling there’s an undercurrent beneath that response, but I don’t know what it is.
“How was school?”
“The usual, I had a Chem test today, which I am sure I passed.”
“With flying colors,” she smiles turns on the blinker and pulls out of the school parking lot.
Ten Fun Facts
1.) I am a mother of 3
2.) I’m always working on crafts like knitting, crochet, etc.
3.) I was born in Germany
4.) I have a Master’s in IT project management
5.) I love photography
6.) My favorite authors are Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Gardner, James Patterson, and Lilly M. Love
7.) I am 28 going on 45
8.) I live in Tennessee
9.) I am a tech junkie and try to buy all the newest tablets, phones, etc.
10.) I make a mean meatloaf
About the Author
M.J. Austin has always found the world of fantasy preferable to the real world. She channels this love of mystical worlds and creatures into her writing. She is an avid reader and proud bookworm. She has a Master’s Degree in Project Management, but her true passion is writing.
When she isn’t working or writing she is diving into random projects as often as possible. She lives in Tennessee with three children, husband, and three dogs.
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