GENRE: YOUNG ADULT URBAN SCIENCE FICTION
Something warm and moist stroked her fingers. Lexi rocked in and out of awareness, trying to decide what it was—and whether or not she cared. Finally she recognized the feeling. Rheanna was licking her hand.
She peeked through her eyelids to see the sunlight streaming in the window. Ugh—what time is it? Rolling over, she sat up in bed. Pushing her dark curls out of her face, she forced her eyes to focus on the clock.
Wow, it's already almost eleven. She never slept that late.
"Alright Ree, I'm up," she said, blinking her bleary blue-gray eyes at the dog. "Let's get something to eat."
She stood up, stretched, and then strolled leisurely down the hallway to the kitchen. It was Saturday. There was no need to hurry.
Ree hopped around her feet excitedly. Laughing, she rubbed the dog's head. Convincing Ree to take it easy would be another matter entirely.
Glancing at the counter, she wasn't surprised to see a note from Gwen.
We will be at the Spring Inn Condos in Flagstaff.
If any of Lincoln's computer clients call, just take a message.
My art exhibit ends on Sunday night so we should be home by 10 on
If you need anything or just miss us, please call.
Be careful and have fun!
Love ya sis!
Gwen was the only one who called her Al. It made Lexi smile. Her sister had tried so hard to fill in as the mother figure since their parents' accident six years earlier.