Welcome, warriors! And welcome to SnipSuns and anyone else who wanders in. Here we are, July sliding on the downside!
Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog-hop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at Weekend Writing Warriors, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between 12:00 noon Saturday, and 9:00 AM Sunday EST. Then we visit each other, read, comment, critique, encourage--all those great things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
Set up: Marissa has spent the last year homeless and delusional. In this week's post, she's moving into a small house owned by a church. The pastor (Pastor Zaylor) and Rayanne, her volunteer counselor, are helping her take this step from the homeless shelter to her new "home". Izzy runs the shelter
*note You might encounter creative punctuation :-)
"Rayanne's eyes squinted and Pastor Zaylor's cheeks dimpled, extending their smiles far beyond their lips. Both had helped her, making a point of talking about how moving day wasn’t moving from point A to point B, “You’re walking through two new doorways: one physical, a shelter, a home, and the other— a new world, a new life.”
With only a backpack to carry, calling it a moving day was the queen of overstatements. She'd said her few goodbyes at the shelter when she collected her bag. Only a couple of weeks staying there had been enough for her to form bonds. It had been her first step off the streets and even though Izzy had not allowed Marissa past her steel exterior, the gruff woman had treated her with dignity, and right now she needed that more than she needed a friend. Still, she'd miss her."
What jumps out at you, good or bad ? I'd love to hear it and am truly grateful for every bit of criticism, opinion, and shared wisdom. Thank you so much for visiting! Sundays are extra busy for me right now, so it might take me several days to return visits, but I will. Have a great week, all!