Posts Tagged With: fathers and daughters

Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Meet Melissa’s Dad

Welcome to the wonderful world of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link if you would like to participate, and/or view other posts by talented writers.

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.

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Six Sunday – 12/16/12

Welcome to Six Sunday. Thanks for spending your Sunday to check out my six and glad you find them interesting. I know that many of you are eager to see Ryan’s reaction to Duffy’s comment, but this week I’d like to move ahead in my chapter. With the Six Sundays remaining, I want to share some important bits of my story. So this week, I’m sharing a six where Ryan and Cammy, on their way to the beach, see a man giving his little girl a piggy-back ride. It brings happy memories for Ryan, but for Cammy it has the opposite effect, mostly due to the history with her dad. The next few Sundays will be similar to this. Feedback is always welcome and much appreciated. Here it is:

Ryan sighed happily, thinking about how his own dad used to carry him on his shoulders. His face fell when he turned to Cammy, who frowned as she watched them walk away like a loved one driving away with their hand waving out the window. With her stiff eyelids, Ryan assumed she was thinking about one person – her dad. ‘Bingo!’ he thought, and suddenly he could hear Raz’s voice repeatedly saying, ‘Dat’s a real sad story.’

“You OK?” Ryan asked.
“Fine, let’s get outta here,” she sniffled, wiping the bottom of her eyelid.

Visit the Six Sunday link, for the complete list of many authors, like myself. There’s a possibility that I might not make the sign-up for next Sunday. I’ll be traveling to Las Vegas and Phoenix this week, so I’ll do the best I can. Enjoy your Sunday and hope you’re almost set for Christmas.


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Six Sunday – 9/30/12

Welcome to another week of #sixsunday. Rules are simple: six sentences, no more, no less; post them on your blog for the world to see. For those new to Six Sunday and think that six sentences are not enough to show your work, think again. You’d be surprised at how much of the story you can get out of six sentences, so give it a try! This week, we move a little further into the chapter of my last few postings. I bet that most of you are a little tired of the exchanges between Ryan and Cammy, so I thought I would show something a little different. In this bit, Cammy has gone off to the washroom leaving Ryan alone and confused when her friend and old co-worker Raz shows up. Raz has known Cammy for a while and notices the growing bond between her and Ryan. Hope you like it and special thanks to Siobhan Muir for your helpful comment last week.

For first timers to my blog, my six sentences come from a WIP which is a YA fiction. So here it is and happy Sunday!

Raz wrapped one arm around Ryan and said, “Dat gurl got many stories ta tell…stories dat can make a grown mon cry.”

“Yeah, she told me about her mom and sister. Hey, you know her pretty well right?”

“Like de holy father knows his children.”

Ryan arched his brows briefly before asking, “Do you know anything about her dad?”

Raz sighed, looking up at the ceiling for a moment, then turning back to Ryan and said, “Aye, dat’s a real sad story, well…”

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