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Last night, I thought of offering a sample excerpt from Blue Lines: Chapter 14 Cleaning The Closet. Though, I am in my last stages of the personal editing phase, this sample includes both original, and recently edited elements of a discourse between Key Walker, and Blue Hurt, between classes on campus. I kind of smile thinking back to the elements of the scene, but then again, knowing that I wrote this body of work, as I work through some of this again.
The scene, that takes place on a rainy day, includes elements of two separate and different events/moments, that were later combined and then relocated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and adjusted to include fictional elements to create this arch in the development of my manuscript.
Blue Lines: Chapter 14 Cleaning The Closet page 146:
…After class on a dreary afternoon, Keypsiia was walking toward the exit of Manning to head to her next class with Blue behind her. She stopped before the door and turned toward him. He was expressionless as he continued to approach her.
“Keypsiia there is something that I really need to tell you,” he asserted stealthily as he put his arm around her shoulder and leaned in to her ear.
She took a deep breath as she prepared for him to declare his admiration for her. She was resolved in making a jump into a new relationship although her current one remained incomplete. Blue would manumit her from the bondage of her boyfriend, she smiled.
“See that is what people are not supposed to do,” he laughed as he turned her face to look at the attire of a female student who walked by.