Title: The Siren Song
Genre: YA paranormal romance
I leaned back against the sand, digging my feet down passed the sun-warmed grains to the cooler layer below. Coarse sand rubbed between my toes as I wiggled them around. Toes were such strange appendages. They were kind of awkward with their knobby joints and nails that weren’t quite pretty. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever fully get used to them.
Another wave came rushing toward me and I pulled one foot out of the surf before it could wash over me. Chilly froth danced around my other ankle and sucked it deeper into the wet sand. The water crept up to where I sat and soaked into the bottom of my bikini before racing back to the ocean. The scent of the briny salt and the feel of the cool water tempted me to follow after it.
Rather than listen to the call of the ocean, I leaned back and enjoyed the feel of the warm sun on my skin while it dried my wet hair. I propped my calf onto my other leg, letting my foot dangle off of the bend my knee made. Toes adorned with chipped blue nail polish stared back at me before my gaze travelled up to my legs. Tan and athletic legs that felt as foreign as they did familiar.
Feet and legs were useful, though. You could walk, run, and jump with them. Best of all, they kept me—us—hidden from the humans; made them think we were just like them.
(p.s.- I have no idea why every other paragraph isn't indented. ??)
*edit*-I just realized I wasn't a day behind! lol. I did this late Saturday night but it was actually Sunday morning so when I checked the date and didn't realize it already switched (since, duh it was Sunday) I thought Saturday was the 20th! lol That's what I get for not sleeping when I should. Also thanks to everyone who has given me feedback already! I really appreciate it!