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Weekend Writing Warriors/#Snippet Sunday – The Question


Welcome to the weekly 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers to get your fix of snippets. I’m also participating on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I’m continuing from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  We’re into a different chapter of the story. Melissa is texting what will soon be her new boyfriend, Logan, via a dating app (they haven’t met in person yet) while shopping in a grocery store. At this point they are getting to know each other. One question catches Melissa off guard, resulting in a faux pas. Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit. Enjoy:


      I wince as the sound of cans clanking into metal carts and whining kids break my concentration. I pass the dairy section, my face glued to my phone, earning me ‘hey, watch where you’re goings’ from shoppers.

      Another question flashes on the screen as I enter the beverage aisle, asking me if I’m ticklish and accompanied by a winking emoji.

      I stub my toes on a stack of boxed soda cans, yelp and hop on one foot, winning a cackle and teasing gestures from a couple of small kids.

      I shift away from them, grimacing until the pain subsides.

      “Oh no,” I moan as I read Logan’s question. My nerves rush like rapids because my feet are extremely ticklish, and one brush with a feather is more than enough to make me squeal and twitch.

      Just great, I finally meet a decent guy on this site, and he’s tickle-happy.

      Three and a half years of random, relentless tickling by my ex is enough, so I end up texting Logan I’m not. “Wait, what I’m I doin’?”


Lying to someone you haven’t even met? Not good! Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time Melissa lies in the story. Still, a little humor helps with the COVID-19 situation. Constructive feedback is always appreciated!

I have some happy news to report during these uncertain times. After a couple of months of studying, I passed my travel counselor’s exam this week. This means I can legally sell travel services in my province. I used to be in the travel industry, and I want to return to it after this whole thing calms down.

Happy Sunday!

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday: Stephanie Fights Back!

It’s the 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link to visit the homepage. Hard to believe we’re almost into August (sigh!).

Here’s another excerpt from My Gift where Stephanie manages to turn the tables on her drunk boyfriend, who’s beating her on the ground. It has been formatted to meet the 10 sentence limit:

          As I continue to shield my stomach with my arms, I know I have to save myself somehow, get off this floor and away from him fast. Adam cranks his foot back with his face burning crimson. With every inch of my body between the breasts and hips is throbbing, it can’t possibly take another hit. I manage to grab his foot just as it’s barreling towards its target, throw it into the air and knock him off balance. He cries out as he falls back, before hitting the ground with his back, making a satisfying thud. “Why you…little-”

        I manage to get to my feet, groan from the pain, and grab an empty beer bottle from the coffee table.

        Adam’s eyes widen as I crank it back, and then smash it over his head. Shrapnels of glass scatter around the living room as he collapses on the carpet. He groans and writhes on the ground while grabbing his head, as I clutch my stomach and pant in shock. 


Kudos Stephanie! But now what? This is where the story lifts off like a rocket heading out into space. Your comments are always welcome. I’m sorry if last week’s snippet was too sudden. Thanks to some helpful feedback, I’m going to change the story’s beginning.

On a personal note, thanks to all for your thoughtful words. I still have not made my decision, but I’m getting very close to doing so. I’m heading to a Toronto FC game today (soccer for those not familiar with the team), which might clear out the cobwebs.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!





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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Bad Things Are Coming


It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time. Only a few more days until Thanksgiving. I hope it will be great for you all. I’ve never been much of a fan of turkey. We pick up where we left off from my YA horror, The Burning Night.

Set-up: Melissa and Ashley are trapped in a room under the watchful eye of Emily and her two daughters. Ashley isn’t taking the threat of Emily seriously. Melissa, however, is really concerned, especially when Emily reveals her intentions to hurt the girls.

The eight:

“What a shame,” Emily cooed, shaking her head slowly. “Kevin has such beautiful, healthy girls…and now I have to hurt them.”

Ashley rolled her eyes, snorted and pawed the air. It just wasn’t sinking into her head about the potential danger of these women – who knew what they were capable of? My hands began to shake like crazy at the thought of Emily’s plan for us. I studied the room that confined us, but I didn’t notice anything of potential harm, which only scared me further.

“Wh-what are you g-gonna do with us?” I asked Emily.

She looked at me with soft grin, and replied, “That would ruin the surprise, my sweet little child.”


Note: Kevin is the name of Melissa’s father.

What a scary situation. Emily is definitely pretentious as well as sinister. The truth is, she and her kids enjoy torturing people. Hard to tell at this point what’s going to happen to the girls (though some of you already know that). You’ll find out soon enough. I’d love to get your feedback on this.

I will do the best to read your snippets today, but I can’t guarantee I’ll get to all of them so I do apologize in advance. I am currently basking in the bustling metropolis of New York City, visiting my cousins in Manhattan. I’ll be out and about today, hence why it will take me awhile to read everyone’s snippets. I will also be absent from W.W.W. next week.

Take care and happy thanksgiving to all!

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