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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – What’s So Funny?

This is Weekend Writing Warriors, the place where writers from all over come together to share 8 to 10 sentences from their stories with the world. Click on the link to see who’s participating, as well as all the rules to participate. I can’t believe I haven’t participated in nearly three months, but then again it’s been a wacky summer!

I’m sharing a snippet from my YA novella, The Burning Night, which is in the editing stages at the moment. I also plan to change the synopsis and blurb as it has gone a different direction than originally planned. This snippet takes place at the beginning of the story where my MC, Melissa, has arrived with her family at a country house in upstate New York, where they will spend a few days. Melissa’s younger sister, Ashley, is poking fun at her as she gets out of the family van.

This snippet is in the 8-10 sentence rule:

            Ashley chortled as she got out. Glancing at me, her eyes squinted, lit with a glitter of mischief.

            “What?” I asked.

            She cackled and her stomach became more animated. The friskiness was clear in her eyes.

            “What’s so, like, damn funny?”

            She didn’t answer and kept laughing at me, as she gestured mockingly. Whatever she was up to, it couldn’t be good. Then again, who knew what was going on in that monkey-infested head of hers?

Melissa is right – Ashley’s up to no good, and little does Melissa know Ashley has done something to her, which she’ll find out soon enough. Other than the fact they’re sisters, there’s a reason why Ashley teases Melissa so much, which will play a part later in the story. I intend to share more of this over the next month. Your feedback with this is much appreciated.

I know what many of you are asking – “Where the hell have you been, Frank?!?” First, I’ve missed you all. Second, I was busy traveling to Canada and Florida, visiting friends and family in respective places. I’ve been busy editing this story, and I’ve also been planning a new YA romance novel, which I hope to start next year. Now that I’m back in one place for awhile, I’ll have more time to share my snippets.

It’s great to be back, and look forward to reading your snippets as well.

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