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Weekend Writing Warriors/#Sunday – Melissa Is Cornered

This is Weekend Writing Warriors. The weekly blog hob where you share 8-10 sentences of any work of writing, published or unpublished. Click on the link for the list of participating authors, as well as guidelines for posting snippets.

I’m sharing another snippet from The Burning Night. In this snippet, Melissa’s mom tries to convince her to give the house a chance. Through a little foot rub and reminding her about dorm life, her mother manages to succeed. This is all in Melissa’s POV.

She shifted back on the bed and rubbed my feet.

“If you think this place is creepy, how on earth are you going to handle sharing a room in a dorm three thousand miles away from home?”

I purred as her fingers did their magic on my toes. She was better than those massagers in spas. I guess she had a point about living in the dorms. Her lingering touch gave me that extra push to tell her what she needed to hear.

Letting out a sigh, I looked into her eyes with a lopsided smile without even opening my mouth. “Alright, Mom. I’ll give this house a chance, maybe it’s just my imagination.”

I swallowed hard and gritted my teeth. “And…I’ll, like, be nicer to Dad.”

Aw man, did I just say that?

Melissa’s mother certainly knows to persuade her daughter. At the same time it corners Melissa and forces her to “play ball”. The scene between these two concludes next week.

I would love to know your thoughts and as always thanks for commenting. I look forward to reading your snippets too!

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