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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – “Have You Ever Considered Yoga?”


Welcome to the 8-10 sentence blog hop Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link to see who’s participating, and find out how you can join in. The temperatures seem to be doing that rollercoaster thingie here in Cincinnati, which means you gotta take advantage of the warm days. I’m offering a final excerpt from Room For Three. And when I say final I mean it will be the last one for the time being. The snippet has been modified to meet the 10-sentence limit.

Sarah is wearing Joey’s shoes without permission, and Joey demands that she take them off. Sarah isn’t listening. This is in Joey’s POV and she speaks first:


 “I said get your dirty feet outta my flip flops now!”

 A couple of girls snicker to my left as more heads turn our way.

“My feet aren’t dirty, silly,” Sarah says with laughter floating up from her throat.

With my hands firmly on my hips, I step forward until my toes touch hers. “Sarah, I’m not kiddin’ around, go home and get your own shoes on! If you’re gonna live with me and Mike, you’ll-“

“Have you, like, considered doing yoga?” With a phony smile, she waves her hands in a circular motion in front of my face. “Seriously, you need to, like, do somethin’ about these negative vibes you’re givin’ off, they’re kinda creepin’ me out.”


Boy, Sarah just doesn’t get it. As a result of a history of sibling rivalry, Sarah is getting back at her sister, and her vengeful acts will only get worse as the story goes on. I hope you’ve enjoyed snippets from this story, and next week I will move on to another story.

I welcome your feedback as it helps with the editing process. Keep in mind that this is an unedited first draft version.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday -Little Thief!


Welcome to the 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for full rules on how to participate, along with who’s participating today!

Well life got in the way last week, hence my lack of presence. I’m happy to be sharing another snippet from Room For Three. In this excerpt, we find Joey at her college on the first day of the fall semester. She runs into her little sister, Sarah, who is wearing Joey’s shoes without her permission. Joey’s not happy.

The snippet has been modified to fit the 10-sentence limit:

I study Sarah’s first-day-of-college apparel, admiring her green Hurricane t-shirt and baggy jeans. My eyes grow wide when I see what’s on her feet.

“Are you wearing my flip-flops?”

She lowers her chin, glances at her feet before her eyes meet me. “Don’t they look cute on me?” she says simply.

“Take ‘em off, right now,” I say sharply, causing a couple of guys to glance at us as they walk past me.

Sarah’s mouth spreads into a thin-lipped smile as she lowers a brow. “You don’t, like, expect your little sister to walk around campus barefoot, do you?”

A mild rage begins to simmer in my belly.


What a little thief Sarah is! This is the very first of many troublesome acts she burdens on Joey. It’s part of the plot of the story, in which Joey must overcome. I will share one more excerpt from this story (hopefully life’s happenings won’t get in the way).

Feedback is always appreciated, and thanks for visiting my blog today!


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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday -Little Does He Know

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, and Happy Valentines to all ! Click on the link if you want to know who’s participating, and/or how you can participate too! Thanks to everyone who commented on my post last week; it was great to reconnect with you all after a long absence!

I’m sharing another excerpt from Room For Three. With the arrival of Joey’s sister looming, Mike wants to know why she’s not too excited. This is all in Joey’s POV:


Mike sits down in the armchair next to me as I take a sip from the mug without asking what’s in it. I know right away it’s Irish Cream coffee, and the mix of whiskey, cream, coffee and sugar instantly dances on my tongue. Mike gazes at me with his emerald Irish green eyes, tingling me all over.

“I get the feelin’ you’re not thrilled about your wee sis joinin’ ya at school,” he implies.

My lips stretch ear to ear briefly before I turn my head to one side.

“Ah c’mon, she’s family,” he tucks a strand of my hair behind my ear. “I know you’ve had your battles in the past, but ye must look forward, now.”

He clutches my hand, and the warmth of his fingers races through my skin. Little does he know about my battles with Sarah. I didn’t put a lock on my bedroom door for nothing.


The last line says a lot doesn’t it! Sarah isn’t exactly the nicest person in the world. I’ll share a snippet next week with her in it. Your feedback is most appreciated. I will do my best to read everyone’s snippet today, but it will likely be later in the day when I can as I’m out hiking today.

I’m taking the Miller Analogies Test tomorrow, which the final requirement for my PhD application. Wish me luck!

Remember that Valentines Day isn’t just about the cards, candies and candlelit dinners. It’s about showing your lovey how much they mean to you. Do something special, something they would not expect!


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