Inspiration for my Indi character came from none other than Miss Sassy Pants Junior, pictured here at a recent game. At an awards ceremony she was described by her coach as "a fearless girl that will destroy anyone on the field to get to the ball. Opponents that don't have the ball and get in her way- well, she'll run right through them, too." Yup.
Excerpt from INSPIRALED:
“I don’t know. Everything and everyone seems crazy to me right now.” I answered, as I stared at the neon glow- in- the- dark stars that Indi had plastered all over our ceiling. I had a sudden urge to spill my guts to my little sister right there and then. Indi was a tiny little thing at just over five feet tall and one hundred pounds, but didn’t take any crap from anyone. She was a beast on the soccer field. She was only fourteen but had been known to give me ingenious advice from time to time.
“What do you mean?” She asked, starting to sound sleepy. She rolled over and planted her face in her pillow, her back facing me.
“I don’t know exactly. Do you ever feel creepy vibes off of people? Like maybe you can sense that they don’t have good intentions or something?”
I didn’t hear anything but the wind that had started to howl. “Indi? Are you still awake?”
“Mmmmm too sleepy, talk tomorrow.”
Once again I was left alone with way, way too many unanswered questions.
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