Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors – Please Go Away!

 

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog! Today is particularly special for the first time ever, this week’s edition coincides with my birthday today!

I’m sharing an excerpt from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  We continue a few lines from last week’s snippet.

Melissa is in her room, trying to take a nap, when her sister, Ashley, knocks on her door. Melissa doesn’t appreciate being disturbed as she needs rest before her date with Logan.

The snippet begins with Melissa reacting to Ashley disturbing her. Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit.  Here we go!

 

           “Geez maneez, what part of ‘do not disturb’ didn’t ya understand?!”

            My door creaks open as feet shuffling across my carpet fills the air. “Hey, I did get a C minus in English,” Ashley chirps with a cackle.

            What gives? I never bother her when she’s trying to take a nap.

            She pulls up my chair beside my bed, facing me. “The hell happened to you?”

            I grunt and answer, “Let’s just say Mike has, like, more energy than the Road Runner, and that playin’ basketball in flip-flops sucks!”

            Another cackle sails my way.

            “Get lost,” I hiss, “can’t you see I’m tryin’ get a little beauty rest?”

 

 

Better do what she says, Ashley! Have some sympathy, will ya? And note that Mike is the name of the boy Melissa babysits (they have a great relationship). I will likely share a snippet from a different chapter next time. Thoughts and feedback are most welcome!

I will be doing the best I can do enjoy my birthday. Intending to do Japanese takeout and later smoke a birthday stogy! I’ll make sure to stop by your blogs today, as well! In other happy news, this time next week I will be moving into my new condo!

Here’s to another Sunday!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Need Rest

 

 

Hey yall! Time to get your snippet fixings from Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I’m sharing an excerpt from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  Melissa is coming home from a morning of babysitting, and is in need of some rest before her big date with Logan.

The snippet begins where Melissa goes into detail about how her charge wanted to play tag and basketball – something she wished she had known arriving at said charge’s house.

Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit.  Here we go!

 

            It would have been nice to know this before I left home because then I would have worn sneakers instead of flip-flops. And basketball in flip-flops is a bad idea – a really bad idea! Eventually, I gave up and played it – as well as tag – barefoot, which wasn’t any better because my poor feet took a beating from the stones, dirt and who-knows-what-else I stepped on.

            I groan and grimace as I roll my bike into the garage. I ‘ow-ow-ow’ all the way into my house, which feels like a trek across a bed of red-hot coals.

            “Sup, sistah,” Ashley chimes with a beam on her face as I set my keys on the entryway table. She’s stretched out on the sofa, her legs resting on her boyfriend’s lap as he rubs her feet.

            He greets me with a wave.

            Kicking off my sandals, I salute them halfheartedly. “Gonna take a nap, do not disturb, got it?”

 

Poor Melissa! Unfortunately, Ashley won’t let her sleep peacefully. More on that next week. Your thoughts and feedback are, as always, most appreciated!

The weather is finally starting to look as it should, which means I can get some biking in between work-from-home and writing. I hope the weather is nice wherever you are, and that COVID measures are loosening up a little.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#Snippet Sunday – Tell Me or Else!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the weekly 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers to get your fix of snippets. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog on this Easter weekend!

Continuing from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  In the same chapter as last week’s snippet, but in a different scene.

Melissa is at home texting her online dating match, Logan, when her younger sister, Ashley, notices. She knows that Melissa is on a dating site, and suspects she’s talking to a guy. Now she wants to know who.

Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit. Disclaimer: snippet contains coarse language.

Enjoy:

 

Ashley springs to her feet from the sofa. “Oh my God, you, like, met someone on that site, you’re textin’ him!”

Keeping my eyes fastened to my phone, I reply, “I’m texting Cass, stupid, now get lost!” 

“Bullshit, c’mon, who is he?”

I snort and ignore her.

“Tell me who he is or else!”

I look up from the screen and catch her a few feet away from me, beaming, and arms folded with mischief dancing in her eyes. 

Framing a glare with my brows, I slip my phone under the pillow behind me and ball both fists. What makes the little brat think that she’ll beat me up?

“Ash, you lay one finger on me, and I’ll-”

 

Whoa! Looks like Ashley’s made her move. Silly of Melissa to try and lie to her sister about texting her friend. Find out what happens next week! Your feedback is most welcome and appreciated. In return, I will snippets and offer comments. And have a very safe and enjoyable Easter!

 

 

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