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WeWriWa—Cafeteria Calamity

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share 8 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s sentences come a little bit after last week’s, during Cinnimin and Levon’s second meeting in the school cafeteria. Cinnimin and Levon literally bumped into one another, and Cinni began raking him over the coals for having spilled their lunches and made a huge mess.

She gets even angrier when they knock heads while leaning down to clean up, and begins ranting even more. Levon’s only contributions to this conversation are unheeded chastisements about how a lady shouldn’t use such vulgar language, let alone in front of her admirer. They’ve now attracted the attention of a lunch lady, who demands to know what’s going on.


“This dope knocked right into me and made me spill our lunches!  Jerk!  I hope someone does the same thing to him, to give him a taste of his own medicine!” She threw some food back onto her tray and stalked to her table in a white-hot rage.

Violet smiled and sidled up to her as she took a seat. “Cinni, we wanna start a new club to get back at Sam for all the misery and annoyances she’s caused us over the past few years.”

“You dare smile at me when I just was made a public fool of by that knucklehead Kevorkian!  Do you think I care about your stupid club right now?”


I started reading at three (my first book was Grimm's Fairy Tales, the uncensored adult version), started writing at four, started writing book-length things at eleven, and have been a writer ever since. I predominantly write historical fiction family sagas/series. I primarily write about young people, since I was a young person myself when I became a serious writer and didn't know how to write about adults as main characters. I only write in a contemporary setting if the books naturally go into the modern era over the course of the decades-long stories being told over many books. I've always been drawn to books, films, music, fashions, et al, from bygone eras, and have never really been too much into modern things. If something or someone has appeal for all time, it'll still be there to be discovered after the initial to-do has died down. For example, my second-favorite writer enjoyed a huge burst of popularity in the Sixties and Seventies, but he wrote his books from 1904-43, and his books still resonate today, even after he's no longer such a fad. Quality lasts for all time.

6 thoughts on “WeWriWa—Cafeteria Calamity

  1. Whoa, out-of-proportion, hormone-fueled rage! (No sane person misses high school.) She’s not seeing how she’s overreacting right now–very realistic, though she’s going to be apologizing later.


  2. Cinni is at the age where she’s intensely worried about what other people think of her. Except, of course, for the one person who’s opinion should matter . . .

    I hope she grows up enough soon enough to realize what a true prize Levy is!


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