Life in a Glasshouse: Teaser Tuesday #2

The Immortal Obsessions

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I'm immortally interested in cultural/literary deconstructions, feminism, anti-racism, South Korea, Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, food (including but not limited to maple butter, tomatoes, and toast), fairy tales, parentheses, paper airplanes, films and books.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #2

Continuing from my teaser (two weeks ago, I think?), here's another tidbit from Danse Macabre. Just like the other, it's spoiler free:

Cerek minimized the lacrosse picture and brought up an article. Before he could start, Rose giggled. Because it was creepier than the sound of the devil’s laughter, Cerek waited until she was finished to look at her.
Her legs were drawn up to her chest. The half-finished loaf balanced across her knees. “Do you suffer from obsessive compartmentalization?” 
Cerek felt the back of his neck heat up. “What? Why?” 
“You’re giving me a debriefing.” Rose gestured to the screen. “Enlargements, comparisons and now a newspaper article? Are you aiming for Quantico standards?” 
“You said to explain what I thought!” 
The creepy giggling returned. “Since when do explanations require side-by-side photographs?”  
If her objective was to entertain herself with Cerek’s embarrassment, then it had been achieved. He slammed the laptop lid down, and Rose all but jumped out of her seat, amusement gone. “Don’t take out your insecurities on my baby.”

Happy Tuesday!


  1. I love the description of her laughter. And it's great that in the end he actually gets a rise out of her, though.

    1. While it seems impossible, getting a rise out of Rose isn't really all that difficult. :)

  2. Intriguing! I like the title, too.

    1. Why, thank you. In my opinion, titles are the singular most difficult part of finishing/starting a book.