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Sorry I didn’t participate last week. Things got really rough last week, and let’s just say I needed that Sunday to be out in nature and alone with my thoughts. I’m alright now, but your thoughts and prayers are most appreciated. It’s always great to know I have friends like you on my side.
Anyway, another snippet from The Burning Night, which is two chapters away from being finished.
This snippet features my MC, Melissa, and her father. After she sees the inside of the country house, she goes outside on the pretense of needing fresh air. Her dad is annoyed by her reactions to the house, and lets her know.
Footsteps thumped behind me, and I suddenly felt my hoodie being tugged. Turning around, I saw my father’s fiery eyes locked onto me as he folded arms across his chest.
“Ever since I announced this trip, you’ve done nothing but complain. I’ve told you a hundred times we need a vacation – I need a vacation! It’s been a very rough year for me!”
“Whatever, Dad,” I said sourly. Since when does a high school principal get stressed out? I’m glad I wasn’t at his school. “Why couldn’t we have gone to Florida or Hawaii?”
“Your perception of reality concerns me, young lady.”
This fight is only just beginning, and my next few snippets will focus on this scene. I will be away next weekend as I’m attending a writing workshop in Columbus, Ohio. I will be back on W.W.W. the following week.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this snippet, and I will do my best to read yours today.