How do you like the picture? I'd say the kid has the look! Which is exactly what Tamara at One Magic Bean Buyer thinks about me. (I resemble that kid, don't I?) Anyway, I've been tagged in the You've Got the Look Meme. The rules are, go to your current WIP, find the word, "look," and post the section which includes it, as well as the surrounding paragraphs. Then tag five other people to do the same.
Here's my excerpt:
Like I needed a reminder. So I gave Miss Smarty Pants the biggest, slobberyist raspberry I could. Then I grabbed my shovel and left her in the dust. I ran all the way to the woods, and I didn’t stop ‘til I got to the big tree. Mama calls it the sick more tree, but it doesn’t look too sick to me. It’s big and tall, and it has lots of leaves. Except its bark is all splotchy. So maybe that’s why it’s sick. But I think it looks cool.
Anyway, Miss Smarty Pants followed me to the sick more tree. When I turned around, there she was, all huffy puffy.
“What took you so long?” I asked.
She made her eyebrows scrunchy. Then she pointed at my shovel. “So exactly how are you going to dig a hole to China with that?”
“It’s magic,” I said. “That’s exactly how.”
I could tell she wasn’t believing it, because her eyelids got squinty. “Isn’t that the shovel Grandpa Joe bought at the garage sale?” she asked.
I had to explain it to her. “Yeah,” I said. “The old lady he got it from said it was magic, and if you don’t believe me, ask Grandpa.”