Title: PROM, MAGIC, AND OTHER MAN-MADE DISASTERS
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Without a doubt, the love letter is the most dastardly piece of literature. Something so light shouldn’t carry so much weight. My letter wasn’t ready, but it could only do so much. Besides, Jason Garvie had already kissed me.
As I made my way down the bleachers, he looked up at me. My heart thumped, and he smiled.
I could die from relief. He did feel the same way. He was just playing it cool. He held his hand to the side of his head like a phone and mouthed the words, We need to talk.
Blood rushed in my ears drowning out everything. My toe caught the edge of a seat. I stumbled but didn’t fall. His cheeks dimpled as his smile deepened.
Hold it together, Tessa. Weeks of wearing dresses and keeping my hair perfect, and all of it was about to pay off. How could this be anything but hidden love? And just before prom too!
“Can we talk?” he asked.
Sound casual, Tessa. You can do this. Cas-uuuu-aaall.
“Sure.” Oh crap, was that too casual. Damn it all, why is talking so littered with social pitfalls? “I mean yes. Talking would be good. Uh—here?”
The dimples came out again as he shook his head. “The band room. If you have time, that is.”
“Of course. For you. I have time—I mean, let me check the time—Yes!”
Curse you mouth who speaks without my permission.