Happy everybody reads YA Sunday. Today I’m talking about a Solstice Publishing Anthology – FIRST LOVE.
The anthology is full of short stories about the pleasures and anxieties of a first teenage love – that first kiss, the anxious wait for a phone call ….
Below is an excerpt from my own story that is included in this anthology – SLEEPING BEAUTY.
“Sorry,” he replied, unabashed. “The note on the parcel says I’ve got to deliver it into her hands personally.” He sidestepped the nurse and continued towards me, and placed the small package on my bed. “My, isn’t she pretty?” he added, as he pressed my hand over the parcel. Again I felt my fingers tingle. “Pretty enough to kiss, even if she is asleep,” he went on, bending down and placing his lips firmly against mine before anyone could stop him. I’d never been kissed like that before. I’d certainly never expected to be kissed like that in front of Mum and Dad. I gasped, and opened my eyes.
BLURB for Sleeping Beauty:
Dawn has been in a coma for a year and is visited in hospital every day by her devoted father, occasionally by the ghost of her dead mother, and once by her vicious stepmother. Unable to move a muscle she monitors their coming and going and relives the events that lead to her accident. She yearns to wake up and live like a teenager again, but nothing so far has been able to rouse her from her deep, deep sleep. Then, on her fourteenth birthday she is visited by a mysterious delivery boy with a strange package.
LINKS: First Love Anthology: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01BH43NXS
Sleeping Beauty: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CKKNG7Q