The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.
This week’s quote is from A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney, an Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired fantasy with a black Alice. Here she’s talking with two of her school friends. Court is white, I don’t recall Chess’s skin tone being mentioned.
“Court was just going on about how ridiculous white people are for pumpkin spice.” Alice shook her head.
Chess snorted. “Hard truths.”
“Always.” Court shoved her tray aside and dug into her designer backpack.
“Forget targeting the economy or our infrastructure. If anyone managed to kill the pumpkins, America would fall in a week. Panic in the streets.” Chess gestured questioningly at Alice’s half-empty soda bottle.