It's been awhile since I've shared a snippet of my creative writing project! Here's a longer bit - the inciting incident for the antagonist. If you want, you can leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Elizabeth pulled her black Mercedes E-Class into the Liston High parking lot at 2:28. She cut the engine in a visitor spot in front of the Performing Arts entrance and watched the doors for activity.
As a member of the Theater Booster Board, surely she was justified in her desire to review the cast list. She’d then be able to contact the parents of the first-time actors, welcoming them the LHS theater family and coordinating their donations to the Theater Booster Fund. She could even, after double checking addresses - god forbid any lead characters be enrolled from outside Liston - suggest carpools.
She double-checked the pocket of her down jacket for her cell phone. Her idea was to snap a quick photo of the cast list, leave before Andrew or Tracy saw her, and zip over to Starbucks to speculate about Derus’s choices with Helen.
Elizabeth clicked open the driver’s side door and hurried out, looking left and right on her way to the theater entrance, betting that, as usual, a student hoping to catch an illicit smoke over lunch, had left it propped. Sure enough, she pulled open the door and beelined for the bulletin board, stopping short when Alice Thompson, the arts teaching aid, stepped out of her office ahead of her.
“Damnit!” Elizabeth thought, inhaling sharply and twisting her mouth into a smile. Alice glanced over her right shoulder and stopped, surprised.