Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HDH #20

Welcome back to the Hump Day madness we all know and love:)  Click the link for the other participating authors.

Today I'm taking you back to the 1st day of college; the day you meet your roommate(s) and wonder if you'll get along.  Enjoy!

The door to 135 stood ajar and Elicia could hear music playing. Elicia gathered her courage and pushed open the door to slight chaos. On one side of the room, Van Halen rocked from a large boom box as a short, brown-haired girl stood on a chair, taping posters on the wall. On the other side, a tall, slim, blonde-haired girl hung clothes in her closet. A cooler of soft drinks stood open on an empty desk. Elicia checked both sides of the room wondering which side would be the better choice. The blonde girl caught her eye.

“Hi, I’m Gretchen McLaren.” She shoved her shoulder length hair out of her eyes. “Are you Stephanie or Alicia?”

Elicia. It’s spelled with an E.” Why couldn’t my parents have named me something easy to pronounce?

“I see. Whew, I guess this is semi-awkward. Keri! Elicia’s arrived.” Gretchen darted past her to the other side and soon Van Halen silenced.

“Hi, I’m Keri Patterson. Come on in and make yourself at home.” The girl climbed down from the chair. “The burning question…do you want the bed by the window or the hallway?”
       Elicia wavered only an instant. She had spoken to Gretchen; she’d start on her side of the room. “I’ll take the window.” 

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Lucy Felthouse said...

Great hook, well done!

Sabrina Devonshire said...

Hopefully they'll get along as roommates.

Michelle Hoefle said...

Are they good roomies, or bad I wonder? Nicely done.

Melissa Keir said...

Ooohhh... tough choice! :)

Linda said...

Interesting characters they seem different enough to either get along or kill each other. I wonder who will take the hallway's bed now.

Molly Daniels said...

Thank you:) Linda, Stephanie ends up with the final bed.

Cathy Brockman said...

good hook!

Molly Daniels said...

Thanks Cathy:)