Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RTW -- Underwear Drawers

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic:
What does your character hide in their underwear drawer - or other secret location?

Hannah likes to hide stuff in her underwear drawer. She's got two pictures of her mom, one of which she intends to give to Lex someday. There's an old twisted bracelet that Lex made for her one Christmas, and a pressed flower that her first crush gave to her at sixth grade camp.

Kaye has a horseshoe from her first pony, Starlight, a lock of tail hair from every horse that's ever died or left the ranch, and several college brochures that she's trying to pretend are lost but can't bring herself to throw away at the bottom of her tack trunk in her room.

Skylar keeps everything hidden in his bag. Since he's living on the ranch, he's supposed to unpack but refuses to. At the very bottom of his bag underneath his socks and underwear he keeps the only two packs of cigarettes he'd managed to smuggle onto the ranch, his favorite purple lighter, and a picture of his family before the accident.


Kate Hart said...

I love that this topic is helping so many people!

Kaitlin Ward said...

So detailed! Love it :)

Michelle Schusterman said...

Aw, poor horsies. :( I hope there aren't too many locks of horsey hair...

Jess said...

Ooo, I really love the imagery--the pictures, the horse hair, the cigarettes. Great stuff!

Michelle Schusterman said...

By the way, Rachael - you won our SCBWI giveaway! Shoot us an email at to pick the four books you want and let us know your shipping address!