TITLE: My Sister's Dating a Serial Killer
GENRE: YA Thriller
Cammie is sure her older sister is dating a serial killer and she must stop her, although she has no hard evidence yet. They're in their bedroom discussing Cammie's theory.
I hold myself back and say, "You shouldn't let some creep back you. It gives him way too much control over you, and he's power-hungry."
"He's no such thing and don't say he is. Where is my slipper? Find my slipper."
"Very well, madam, I will find your slipper and put it on your foot and make you into a princess." I bow to her, mocking, but she's too busy putting blush on her cheeks to notice.
When my attempts at drama and humor are ignored, I open the bathroom door to wet towels and the smell of toothpaste. One pink strap glimmers up at me, half-hidden under the crumpled white throw rug by the sink. I whisk the shoe into my hand, go back into the bedroom, and plop it into her hand.
Before I let go of her footwear, I make one last effort to convince her. "You've got to reconsider dating that guy."
"Why?" She yanks the shoe out of my hand.
I plop down onto my bed and stare at her, but not before I wrinkle my nose and scrunch my eyes. "Oh, I don't know, maybe because he loves to torment and hunt small animals and then stuff them. Then there's the fact he almost killed me yesterday."