Weekend Writing Warriors: August 11, 2013
Welcome Warriors, and Snipsuns and anyone else who wanders in. Weekend writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between noon, Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday EST Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary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". Marissa has just opened a gift box of towels, washcloths, a new toothbrush, hairbrush, and assorted toiletries, given to her by Rayanne..
*note You might encounter creative punctuation :-)
Pastor Zaylor cleared his throat then said, “I have a gift for you, too, but I didn’t wrap it.” Placing a thick, black book in her hands, his expression became solemn. “I think we should give you some time alone now to settle in.”
She traced her fingers from the gleaming guilt edge, across large, ornate, gold letters, to where the words, Holy Bible stretched vertically down the spine. Stroking the attached silk ribbon bookmark, she pondered what to say. What were the right words to thank him for a book he believed with all his heart, but read like fiction to her?
He grabbed her into a hug, and said, “There are a lot of answers in that book, young lady; take time to read it.”
That's it. 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!