Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The next installment is posted

J+J Series, No. 007: From the Journal
(as always, if you have not already, start at 001)

Janet and Jules are 14 in the context of this chapter (for lack of a better word). We are taking a trip into a few of Jules' journal entries. My hope here is to show their relationship a little more, add some depth to some comments that had come out rather stripped down, and there is a hint of a foreshadow here.

I plan on revisiting the journal from time to time as a tool to give explanations without weighing down scenes and keeping things moving.

Tomorrow's update will be set in their 16th year again, late in the summer. Hear is a sample of what one:
J+J Series, No. 008: The Mall? Really?
Isa looks at Jules. "Rose and juniper. Hi, Jules. Ah, mocha and mint. Hi, sweetie."
Janet relieves Pam of leading-the-blind duty - "Thank you Pam," "No problem, Isa," - and leads Isa off away from the courtyard.
Pam asks no one in particular, "Do her parents know?"
Jules kisses Mark greeting on the cheek. "Nope. But then, I don't think my sister knows either."
Mark releases Jules from the hug he gave her. "She asked about a hundred times, on the way over here if she looked okay."
John laughed. "I said it's back-to-school shopping, not prom."
Pam finished the recant, "She said, 'I don't see a difference.'"
Sam, quietly, "They gonna be okay?"
Jules, "Fear not. Janet is in good hands."
There was general laughter as the cluster headed off to the trendy clothing stores.

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