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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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Weekend Writing Warriors – 4/7/13

wewriwa_buttonIt’s Weekend Writing Warriors time! Thank you all for spending part of your Sunday to visit my site. This week, I continue to share another 8 from my short story entitled ‘Just Look Up’. Sunny has just told the young battered woman that she ‘doesn’t’ have any spare change to give, so now we see her reaction; she’s the first to speak:

“That watch looks like it cost more than what my sister makes a month,” she implied, glancing at the silver Rolex on my wrist, a sweet sixteen gift from my aunt. “You’re lyin’,” she added. “You prissy rich blondes are all the same.”
 I hunched my shoulders, furrowing my brows. How could some chick with messy hair and a beaten up face make such a pretentious assumption? “Who you callin’ a prissy blonde?” I bellowed. “You don’t even know me, so like go beg off somebody else!”


Comments are most welcome and appreciated. I’ll be taking a workshop next weekend, so I’ll miss next Sunday’s posting. Visit the link to Weekend Writing Warriors for the official list of participating writers, and be sure visit a few of their sites for more interesting snippets.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 02/17/13

Hello Weekend Writing Warriors. Thanks for your comments last week. I enjoyed reading your snippets and look forward to reading more. This week, we continue with Ryan waiting for Cammy to arrive. In this snippet, Cammy still hasn’t shown up and Miguel’s patience is wearing thin and suspects something. Ryan is the first to speak. I welcome your feedback, bear in mind that I haven’t edited this yet – I wrote it last week.

“This isn’t like her guys, something’s wrong.”

“Yeah, something is wrong,” Miguel quipped, his voice hinting at sarcasm.

“Look bro, I dunno what’s happened…has it even occurred to you that she might’ve been in an accident, or maybe even attacked?”

Miguel winced and said, “Has it occurred to you that she’s maybe fuckin’ around with ya? That she’s stood ya up and gone on some stupid joyride?

Ryan narrowed his eyes, while thinking Miguel might have been right. ‘Did she ditch me? Was she lying to me about being OK with all of this?’

Click on the link above for the complete list of participating authors, and be sure to check them out. I will be away on a skiing trip next weekend, so I’ll have to miss out on WeWriWa. Have a great day everyone!

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