In conjunction with the blog tour for The Experiment, I'll be posting an excerpt daily from the book. You can see the schedule for the tour here. Here's today's excerpt:
“The guy has enough food here to feed a small army for a week. Clothing, too. Unfortunately it’s all guy clothing. I’m not the girliest of girls, but I certainly don’t want to walk around looking like a guy,” I said to Cil as we rummaged through some of Brax’s supplies in search of suitable clothing. We were down to our last outfits thanks to all our morphing.
Cil agreed. “I know we’re in the jungle and all, but seriously, who would wear these?” She held up a pair of black and red heart-covered boxers with one finger and we giggled. “We need to find something we can slip on and off easily, without a bunch of buttons and zippers, and no khaki please.” She ripped a pair of khaki shorts I’d been considering from my hands and flung them to the back of the pile. Ever the fashion guru. Some days I envied her to the point of jealousy. Not only was she beautiful, but she had brains. Not street smarts like I had, but real brain power like Em. I’d seen Brax flirting with her. He was yet another guy I’d lose to my sister. And what hurt the most was that she never tried to steal them away, they just flocked to her.
Cil sat back on her heels. "Seeing Brax and knowing he’s been a freak his whole life is comforting, you know? I mean, I was afraid the animal would take over and Cil would disappear. I guess it still could happen. Brax’s morphing is different than ours. He isn’t an animal. He’s just incredibly fast and strong.”
“But Cil, haven’t you noticed the side effect morphing has had on Brax?” I asked in a low whisper.
“No,” she said, holding her breath.
“Sure you have.” She shook her silky blond hair. “Cil,” I said softly. “He has a huge, oversized. . .” I paused and waited for her eyes to flash wide. They did. “Ego,” I added low.
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