The football players made faces at Erika and her friends, but didn’t say anything. A good day, when they didn’t say anything, when fag and freak and the n-word didn’t follow them like the greasy wash of a barge leaking toxic waste. The well-dressed missionary boys and girls from the Church of the New Day stood at the edges of the lunchroom, watching as they always watched.
Erika and Max and Chloe got their lunches from their backpacks and sat down. Backs to the wall, watching the entrances and exits.
“So Annabelle’s hanging with the vamps,” Chloe said.
Six Sentence Sunday excerpts in June come from the most recent draft of Erika and the Vampire, currently being revised for release in July 2012.