Weekend Writing Warriors – Sibling Revenge!


Hello and Dzien dobry! as they say in here in Poland! Thanks for visiting my blog. The weekly blog hop is hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for participating guidelines and the official list of Writing Warriors.

I present an excerpt from Love Conquers, my YA WIP. This snippet picks up several lines from the previous one. Having been summoned to the kitchen by her dad, Melissa walks and lets her sister have it for sneaking into her room and teasing her. It’s what she did in the last snippet I shared. Creative punctuation has been used to fit the 10-sentence limit, and is in Melissa’s POV:

Ashley and my dad turn to me as I enter the kitchen. Ashley is perched on the kitchen island, swinging her legs, and thumbs working away on her smartphone. 

I slam a balled fist into her arm as I pass her as she flashes me a smug-filled smile.

“Ow, what the fuck was that for?!”

“Melissa, what on earth has gotten into you?” Dad demands, jerking his coffee mug.

“She snuck into my room while I was sleepin’ scared the shit outta me,” I protest, pointing to the cause of my morning misery. “That’s the third time this week! Tell her to stop!”

His eyes shoot over to my little sister. “Ashley, did you tease your sister, again?”

Typical sibling rivalry! For those of you who’ve been in Dad’s situation, you can appreciate and understand! Your thoughts and feedback are most welcome! I’m visiting a mutual friend in Warsaw today, so I won’t be able to respond to comments until later.

On a personal note, I have been settling into my new life in Poland. It’s been a learning curve adjusting to a new culture, language as well as the new job! I have to admit it has been very stressful and challenging, but overall I am enjoying being abroad and glad I took this plunge. I’ve always wanted to teach abroad, and now I’m doing it!

Have a good weekend! Do widzenia!


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14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Sibling Revenge!

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Definitely reminds me of me and my brother, and also my two kids. The hardest is being in the middle trying to figure out exactly what happened.

  2. The day your snippets are written in Polish is the day I stop posting comments. You’ve been warned! 😉

  3. I’m glad to hear the Poland adventure is going well! Interesting slice of life snippet but I have to believe Dad would call out the younger sister for use of the F word.

    • You’re right about Dad calling on Ashley for the F word, I will change that during the editing stage. Thanks for pointing that out!

  4. Dad has to keep the peace. Always a problem. Be well, my friend, in your new life.

    • Thank you so much Char! The new life is challenging and stressful at times, but then again you can’t achieve anything without challenge. Dad does have to keep the pace, even harder when he’s been raising them by himself.

  5. nancygideon

    Reminds me of me and my older sisters . . . minus the language (we wouldn’t have survived beyond the moment!). Girls . . . sigh!

  6. Diane Burton

    Dad not calling out the girls on their language hit me, too. Otherwise, great banter between sibs. Hope your adventures in Poland go well.

    • Yes, I’m going to edit the not calling Ashley’s language. So far it’s quite the “adventure” here!

  7. Uh oh, what will the answer be?

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