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How about a holiday paragraph from Love On The Rocks?
Con Keller looked over the top of the morning paper at her. “Did you bring that English grade up?”
“Yes. I’ve made good grades on all the tests.”
“And your other classes?”
Damn... “Econ may be lower, but that’s it. I’m doing well in everything else.”
“You’ll find the keys on my desk.”
“Oh, thank you.” Elicia hugged her father then kissed his cheek. “I’ll call you if they want me to start right away.” She went to get the keys.
Driving to the mall in her red sunbird was heaven after being driven everywhere or walking. No pressures to live up to Diana’s scholastic achievements, no lectures on her choice of clothing from her ultraconservative mother, no worries…period. She was free to do as she wanted and after entering the mall, she headed for her favorite clothing store and spoke to the manager, for whom she’d worked for all through high school.