Weekend Writing Warriors – Get Outta Bed!


This is the weekly 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link to visit other participating writers. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m glad I can be sharing in the Sunday Snippet magic. I hope spring has arrived early in your parts.
I’m continuing from my YA WIP, Love Conquers. Full blurb can be found by clicking the Love Conquers page on my blog.
This snippet takes place in a flashback where heroine, Melissa, recalls the day after her boyfriend dumped her. Melissa’s sister, Ashley wants her to get out of bed and threatens to tickle her if she doesn’t. POV is Melissa’s. Ashley is the first to speak. Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit rule.

“Okay, I wantcha to, like, pick something you and I can do cuz I’m all yours for the rest of the day. Seriously, anything you want, money’s no object. Buuut, it can be lying in bed or binge-watching Netflix on the couch, so get your ass outta bed and make a choice!”

“And if I refuse?”

“I’ll tickle your feet for hours and hours.”

My eyes bulge as I gasp sit up and scoot my feet away from her. “Noooo, not that, okay you win!”

Ashley lips frame a playful evil grin as she wiggles her fingers. I hate having my feet tickled, and I know she’ll tickle mine until I literally pass out, so I’ve got no choice but to give in. I don’t even know how I let Chris tickle me every time we chilled at each other’s homes.



That should get Melissa out of bed! This is the last snippet I will share from this scene. On to a different one the next time I participate. Comments are most welcome and appreciated!

Well, my trip to Budapest and Zagreb was great! Another two countries crossed off my travel bucket list! Another six weeks and my teaching for the year will be officially over. I’ve enjoyed the experience being abroad but I’m looking forward to returning home to see family and friends.

Happy Sunday!


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12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Get Outta Bed!

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Ashley’s plan seemed to have worked until the end of the snippet when Melissa is thinking of Chris again. It’s sweet that her sister shows how much she cares!

    • Very good how you noticed Melissa thinking about Chris. She can’t stop thinking about him, especially as this scene happens twelve hours after he dumped her. And Ashley is being sweet even if she has to threaten to tickle Melissa.

  2. I’m not sure whether she really hates having her feet tickled or she secretly is glad to go along with her sister’s plan.

  3. Delightful, my friend. Be well and come home!

  4. Thought this was quite a realistic scene, with the dynamic between the two sisters and then the way your heroine reverts to thinking of her ex boyfriend despite her sister’s best efforts. Great snippet!

    • Melissa can’t stop thinking about her ex, unfortunately, especially as this scene takes place less than 12 hours after he dumped her.

  5. julieevelynjoyce

    Tickle torture always works like a charm. 😀 Sounds like your real-life adventures have been full of excitement. Enjoy the remainder of your teaching term abroad and have a safe trip back!

  6. Ashley is trying to be a good sister. It’s nice that she cares.

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