Latest unedited chapter of Green Sunday for your reading pleasure, well an excerpt of the first proofread anyway. Things been been going pretty well since I launched my author page, lots of like, few new reviews on inkitt, can’t complain.
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The sun rolled down the hill faster than usual. Candlelight lit Tj’s mom’s little dining room. The sounds of knives and forks scratching plates, filled the silence of the dimly lit room.
“So how did you and TJ meet” Tj’s mom asked. Cutting through the awkward silence of this intimate little meal. The table consisting of her and her son and a strange green haired girl he’d brought in off the streets. Smelling faintly of dried blood.
“We met at the mall actually” The girl said turning a wry smile up at TJ. Who was sweating into his food as he kept his gaze locked on his plate.
“I’m sorry, did you tell me your name? I get a little ditzy sometimes.” His mother said feeling that something wasn’t quite right. Like she’d walked out of one dream and into another unannounced.
“Sunday” She said.
“Well that’s a pretty name, TJ, don’t you think that’s a pretty name?” His mother said turning the heat up on TJ.
“Err yeah.” TJ said looking up from his plate of macaroni and cheese to glance across the table and back to his plate again.
“Do you live around here? I don’t think I’ve seen you before, I mean I think I’d- I mean-“
“Ah no, I just got here, err my… Dad travels a lot for work” Sunday said, choosing her words surgically.
“Well I think the candles were a nice touch. We don’t get to use the dining room much these days, it’s just been the two of us for a while now”
“Yeah well it was Tj’s idea, he said it would give the room some atmosphere, right?” Sunday said, sticking her oar in enjoying watching TJ squirm.
“TJ and I aren’t used to entertaining. After his father left, we mostly kept to ourselves.” Tj’s mom said, stirring her pasta with a fork in a maudlin fashion.
“Mom” TJ whined
“That’s right TJ hates me telling everyone our life story.” His mom smiled with a melancholy intake of breath “Oh you’re finished?”
Sunday looked down at her plate and then back at TJ’s mom, “Yes, thank you, it was lovely”
“What a polite girl” Tj’s mom said as she collected the plate in front of Sunday, a warm smile on her face. “You’re welcome to stay in the guest bedroom across from me if you’re too tired to make it home”. His mother said as she fluttered out of the room with the dirty plates.
“No that’s ok I think I’m just gonna bunk with TJ and fuck his brains out all night”
TJ’s perfectly timed sip of milk sprayed all down his shirt as what she said worked it’s way through the gears of his head.
“That’s nice” Tj’s mom said from the kitchen clearly not hearing anything she said.
Sunday handed TJ a napkin and smiled trollishly. He snatched it from between her two fingers and began to dab his shirt with the tiny napkin.
“Do you think we should tell her?” He whispered.
“Why worry her? Nothing should happen tonight as long as we don’t light the house up like a Christmas tree. Or make too much noise, I thought the candlelight thing would be cute.” She said reclining in her dining chair.
“But she has to know”
“She’ll find out.” She said as she closed her eyes for a moment, putting her hands behind her head in a relaxed position.
“You know something, tell me-“TJ said a hint of anger in his hushed voice.
TJ’s mom barrelled into the room with some sort of lopsided cake and plonked it down in between the two. Completely oblivious to the mounting tension she just crudely carved in half.
The door to TJ’s bathroom opened like a sealed vault door. Or an alien craft bellowing steam from the door that had been sealed for a good hour and a half. Sunday walked out barefoot wearing an old xxxl walking dead t-shirt that went down to her knees. Rubbing her whole head with a towel like she was trying to polish a lamp.
Her legs clean, were surprisingly dainty looking, little cuts and plasters but her skin looked soft and smooth. TJ stopped dead on his made up futon on the floor of his room. She opened one eye underneath the towel and saw he was looking at her. She dropped the towel on the floor and crossed the room to the window.
“Thanks for the shirt”
“Err no problem”
“Let me guess, you wanna know if the curtains match the drapes?” She smiled as she turned back towards TJ.
“Err, wut no! I wasn’t!” TJ’s face turned a purply red colour and his tongue swelled up in his head.
She perched on the windowsill and looked out at the cool quiet trees swaying in the dark. There were fires burning in the distance, muffled screams carried by the shiftless night. The smell of the smoke was almost sweet and homely to her. She sighed after taking in a lungful through the small crack in the window.
She cocked one of her legs up on the sill and TJ almost burst a blood vessel.
“Err I made up the bed, I’m fine here” He said motioning to his crude futon.
“Ok” She said dreamily staring out the window.
“What’s happening?” He bit his bottom lip as he said it, almost not wanting to know.
He could see her blank expression reflected in the black window.“It’s a game.”
If you like what you read so far, read the conclusion of this chapter on inkitt;
Green Sunday Chapter 7