Chris Nighthorse

I like KM Weiland’s Writer’s Question of the Day. They can be nice diving boards for silly things.

Today’s was inspired by: What is something your Protagonist did that surprised you in your first draft?

Since there’s no deleting in NaNo (ie, no crying in baseball), this is what emerged today –

Chris Nighthorse heard the bully bikers before she saw their latest target. Climbing higher up in the apple tree, she saw the new kid, about the same as her in age and size. And he was fast. But she knew the bully biker brothers – Boris and Bonehead, she called them. He wouldn’t stand a chance outlasting them.

Just ahead, she saw a perfect escape. Rotten apple in hand, a prayer in her heart, she aimed for his head.

His skinny body rolled into the gully; Boris and Bonehead zoomed by without a clue.

“Ace in the hole,” she whispered.