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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Wewriwa: EU5


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
     
Snippet Sunday group from facebook, not us, but many of our participants do both, is HERE 
     This snippet if from  Emmily, Unbound, a contemporary romance with scifi elements. It's in First-person.  
     There could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines. Emmily, the main character has lost pretty much everything in the last twelve months. She and her dog, Murphy, are moving to an old hunting camp her dad and mom willed to her. She's listening to the radio--for distraction, and the Deejays have just gone on and on about a possible UFO sighting. 
     This is chapter one, after a scene break.  
The snippet: 
     
        It’s been hours and hours since we started out. Hilltops lift higher, now true Appalachian Mountains. Surprisingly, my mood is lifting along with them.
     I fiddle with the radio and finally find a station. It’s fuzzy, but I do hear a man talking about the phenomenon in the sky last night. He claims the regional airport picked up something on radar, but then he back-pedals. “Officially, it was a weather balloon.”

     “The weather balloon story again? But since I’ve never seen a UFO, I honestly have no idea what they look like."

Yeah. That cut off mid-para. :-)
 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Wewriwa: EU4

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
      Snippet Sunday group from facebook, not us, but many of our participants do both, is HERE



 
     This snippet if from  Emmily, Unbound, a contemporary romance with scifi elements. It's in First-person.       


     There could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines. Emmily, the main character has lost pretty much everything in the last twelve months. She and her dog, Murphy, are moving to an old hunting camp her dad and mom willed to her. She's listening to the radio--for distraction, and the Deejays have just gone on and on about a possible UFO sighting. 
     This ends the opening scene.  
The snippet:   

         
     
     At the stoplight at the edge of town, at the intersection where my parents died, I swallow the lump in my throat. When the light turns green, I head northeast, toward wilderness and solitude.

     In my rearview mirror, the town I lived in for forty years vanishes in the distance. My new address is waiting—in what will forever be the summer mountains of my youth.

     My eyes well as a truth of being human drifts through my thoughts: We leave a place because we’re searching for something, but we’re usually running from something, too.

     I’m searching for where I lost myself in the purgatory of the last year of my life. And I am running…running from the emptiness, from the pain…

     I’ve been learning to move forward again, one second at a time, one breath at a time. This decision to start over in the mountains will, hopefully, bring me out on the morning side of this dark night of the soul I’m trapped in. I know I’ll have scars, but I pray there won’t be open wounds anymore.


 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Wewriwa: EU3



Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
      Snippet Sunday group from facebook, not us, but many of our participants do both, is HERE


 
     This snippet if from  Emmily, Unbound, a contemporary romance with scifi elements. It's in First-person--a big change for me.       

     There could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines. Emmily, the main character, and her dog, Murphy, are moving to an old hunting camp her dad willed to her. She's listening to the radio--for distraction, and the Deejays are going on and on about a possible UFO sighting.
     Last week ended with this:
"That’s right in our backyard,” they say. I've never heard them sound this excited..

The snippet:   
         
     Murphy looks at me when I laugh, so I explain. “The deejays think it’s in their backyard, buddy. Funny, huh? When we get to the cabin, it actually will be in ours.”

     He answers like he always does, with a soulful look coming from his chocolate-brown eyes.

     Dogwoods along the street are popping spring buds. Daffodils in a cheery shade of yellow seem to wave, defying my mood. I don’t want this, none of it, but I can’t afford to keep the house now.

 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Wewriwa: EU2


             

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
      Snippet Sunday group from facebook, not us, but many of our participants do both, is HERE


    
   
     This snippet if from  Emmily, Unbound, a contemporary romance with scifi elements. It's in First person--a big change for me.       
     Could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines. Emmily, the main character, and her dog, Murphy, are moving to an old hunting camp her dad willed to her.
     Last week ended with this:
As I drive away, I’m a model of stoicism. What else do I have left? I’m not angry anymore, just sad.

The snippet:    
          
     Murphy stares ahead, better at this than me. I think he might be looking forward to another big adventure, but I blink back the water in my eyes. Murphy doesn’t know I’m grieving.

     For my parents, for my marriage, for my job. For my life as I knew it.

     I turn on the radio, more for distraction than music. The deejays are discussing a big event authorities believe is a credible UFO sighting, possibly a crash. “It’s in north-central Pennsylvania. That’s right in our backyard,” they say. I've never heard them sound this excited.


 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.