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My reading list grows exponentially. Everytime I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
-A.J. Jacobs

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bickering Blogfest

Kristen over at Take It As It Comes is holding a Blog Fest...a BICKERING one, yesssssssss. :) Let's get to it, and make sure you check out the other blogfesters here!

Here is a scene from Post-It Bandits. Hope you enjoy.

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“Come on Cam, you’re not still worried about Bree and the Brainless Apes, are you?” Jordan rolled her eyes and gave him a look that said: pathetic.


Cam relaxed his shoulders that had been creeping up to his ears and tried to look nonchalant, but his acting skills were pitiful. It didn’t even take her a minute to bust out her nonsense meter and figure out that he was more worried today than he was yesterday. Thinking about something disturbing nonstop could do crazy weird things to a person — it could make them even more paranoid than normal.

“Are you for real? I mean, seriously, who cares about what Bree Meyers thinks anyway?”

Everyone in the world except for you. “I don’t really care — it’s just embarrassing. Is it possible for you to even try to understand? Even if I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, the rest of Jackson Middle School seems to think so — besides you and Bryan. And you don’t really count, Jordan, because number one, you’re my friend and number two, you’re a glitch in the system.”

Bryan chimed in, “Well, I for one am glad that you don’t care what they think. Let’s get real here. You’d never be allowed into their group even if the aliens come down from Planet Zorcon today and declared you their king.” He laughed, complete with a snort at the end.

“Huh?”

“You know, the aliens that are about to take over the world.”

Cam and Jordan both rolled their eyes.

Bryan, unaffected by their total disregard, gathered his face together and made googly eyes and kissing noises. “Plus, I’d hate for you to change, because I wuv you just the way you are.” His voice raised a couple octaves – not that it had to go up much because he sounded like a girl half the time as it was.

Jordan snickered.

Cam glared at him. “You look like a monkey pig when you do that. It’s fitting. You should do it more often.”

“What the heck’s a monkey pig? Is that even an actual animal?”

“Yeah. Mr. Baker showed us a slideshow of the weirdest looking animals the other day.”

“Ah. Cool.”

“Wait. Why am I making small talk? I’m irritated with you. And you.” Cam moved his glare over to Jordan.

Bryan lifted up his nose to look like a demented pig. “It must be because this monkey pig face is irresistible.”

When Cam didn’t laugh or break his stride, Bryan continued, “Whatever. Be angry all you want. Like I care.”

7 brilliant remarks:

stu said...

I think this has been the first bickering scene that hasn't been particularly bad tempered. I like it.

Kristen said...

You know how I feel about Cam, Jordan and Bryan (ESPECIALLY BRYAN!) Love the geeks #nerdlover :) Excellent job and thank you for participating (pfft like you would've left me hanging during my first blogfest;)

Valerie said...

Very cute. Takes me back to the bad old days of really starting to care what other people thought. It's a tough time and you've characterized it well.

elizabeth mueller said...

Lol! Monkey pig, how cute! I like your bickering here! ;)

Donna Hole said...

Oh I just love Bryan. This was such a fun scene. I really liked the way Cam started making small talk, then caught himself. If that isn't how true friendship goes, I don't know what is.

And please, I really want to see a pix of a monkey-pig!

........dhole

Olivia Herrell said...

Great bickering scene. I like the camaraderie between these three. Oh wait, or is that among these three? Whatever. You get me.

~Great scene! Olivia
And thank you for commenting on my entry, I followed you, too! :)

AshleyTenille said...

Oh my gosh, loved this scene. The interaction between them is just hilarious, couldn't stop giggling.
And I'm with Kristen, I'm a total #nerdlover