Rules: Post 250 words of your manuscript and on September 21st and 22nd. Then Post it in the comments on the 23rd of you blog. Doesn't sound hard and the prizes are pretty darn good. So, here is my first 250 words.
Lightweight (working title)
I never saw it coming. The impact sent lighting bolts of pain through my jaw. I saw stars as the tunnel vision blocked my sight. Then I felt my body smashed against the brick wall behind me. I needed to defend myself. I lifted my arms to block my face. I knew I couldn't stand much more. I thought about how I got here. It was stupid really, if you thought about it. All I did was try to do something right for once.
Jose was bothering this girl, Michelle who was sitting with Mary outside by the steps at lunch reading a book. I told him to leave her alone, she was minding her own business. I saw no need to cause trouble that day. I wasn't in the mood.
“You're not needed here Tony, get out of here. Can't you see I'm busy talking to Michelle?”
I saw Michelle hunch her shoulders trying to ignore Jose and go back to her book.
“She doesn't look like she wants to talk to you.” I got up and stood between them.
“Come on Michelle, put the book down and let's go for a walk.” Jose said reaching past me. Jose tried to take the book out of Michelle's hand.
“I'd rather not.” Michelle bravely looking up at Jose.
“That's enough Jose.” I was getting upset.
“Come on Michelle, let's go to the parking lot.” Jose pushed me out of the way, grabbed Michelle's arm and pulled her along.
“Get off of me.” Michelle stood up to him. I had never seen a girl stand up to Jose before.
Your turn to join in on the fun. Let me know what you think and post your 250 words!