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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 – 01/20/13

Only one more round of Six Sunday after this week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Sundays won’t be the same. But thanks for spending part of your Sunday to check out my six. There are so many authors whose works I’ve enjoyed reading, even if it’s only six sentences. This week I’m sharing a six that features one more devastating detail about Cammy’s dad. I’m glad to see that many of you are feeling for Cammy as this how I’d like my readers to feel. In this six, Cammy has just told Ryan that after her mom died her dad developed a drinking problem and would often get drunk and hit her.  Ryan is the first to speak:

“Didn’t you tell anyone?”

“Wanted to, but he threatened me, saying he was the only one who could take care of me – such a load of shit!” She wiped a tear from her puffy face.

“Got to the point where I was afraid to go home after school. Course one night when I came home from my boyfriend’s house, he was wasted. Got pissed at me for bein’ late, so he threw me against the wall and punched my arm.”

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Six Sunday – 01/06/13

The first Six Sunday of 2013. Thanks for spending part of your Sunday to check out my six. Hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and that 2013 is starting off right for you. It is for me – so much to accomplish this year.  Thank you to those who responded to me about alternative for after SSS – much appreciated. This week, we continue from the last line of my previous six. Here, Cammy is giving Ryan more details about her dad. Your comments are always welcome, as well as appreciated. Here it is:

Ryan couldn’t close his mouth as every word sent shock waves throughout his body. Taking another swig of her beer, she stared glumly at the sand in front of her.

“Ya know that guy givin’ that girl a piggyback ride…my dad never did that. He was never there for me, never at any of my gymnastics competitions. Didn’t even say ‘congrats’ after I won a writing contest when I was eleven. Fact, he never even told me he loved me, or even proud of me – not once.”

Visit the Six Sunday link, for the complete list of many authors, like myself. Some of my favs include Sarah Ballance, Siobhan Muir, Angela Quarles, Clare Davidson, Elin Gregory and Jessica E. Subject.




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