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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – “You little!”

I’m back! Back on Weekend Writing Warriors, that is! Be sure to click on the link to see the list of participants. And be sure to visit Rachel Barnard if you stop by as she is a good friend of mine, and is sharing a snippet from her newly released novel.

I’m sharing a snippet from my YA contemporary novella, Never Let Go, which used to be The Burning Night. It’s a finished work that is currently in the editing stage.

This comes from the first chapter of the story. My MC, Melissa, is following her mother up to her room of the country house her family is staying at, when her sister calls her into the kitchen. Little does Melissa know, she’s being set up for a prank.

I followed my mom’s voice when I heard my sister call me from the kitchen. “Hey Mel, could you, like, give me a hand with something?”

After I set my suitcase down, I moved into the kitchen. “Yeah, so what you ne-”

Ashley greeted me with a mischievous grin as she held out a bottle in my direction. Just as I gasped, she lifted her thumb off the cap opening, and the next thing I knew a rush of liquid came spraying in my face.

“Aaahh!!”

I covered my face as the liquid stung my eyes. Ashley let out a great wave of teasing laughter, delighting in my suffering.

“A-ashley, you…you little!”

 

Typical sister bantering! I’d love to know your thoughts.

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post. Let’s just say that life has gotten in the way of my writing over the past few months. The good news is I recently earned my master’s degree in education, and I’ll be going on to do PhD studies in the fall.

Happy Sunday!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Bratty Little Sis

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Summer is practically around the corner. For a taste of stories from diverse writers, head over to Weekend Writing Warriors. I’m continuing with The Burning Night. Apologies to those that are eager for more from Let Go, but I really want to keep going with this story.

In this excerpt, Ashley stops tickling Melissa. Ashley shows off how she loves “tormenting” her sister, and Melissa isn’t happy. This snippet has been modified to meet the new 8-10 sentence rule.

I could feel my cheeks flush as I tried to catch my breath. A sharp pain in my ribs followed, and I put one hand over my ribcage.

With a thrust-out chest, Ashley looked at me with one of those ‘gotcha’ expressions. “I, like, never get tired of that!”

“You little brat,” I glared at her, pushing my hair away from my face. That’s the problem with siblings – they know all your weaknesses. She revealed them to all my friends through Facebook, including my big fear of spiders. She even blabbed about my ticklish feet to Chris the first time I brought him home, and he took full advantage of it throughout our whole relationship.

Ashley shrugged with a smirk like the whole thing was no biggie, and every muscle started tensing in body.

I think Ashley’s gone too far, and it looks like we’re gonna see a cat-fight. Because Melissa will be going away to college, Ashley teases her as much as she can until then. That’s the way she is, but she really loves her sister and looks up to her as an idol. How she deals with her sister going away is actually a subplot to the story. Chris is Melissa’s ex-boyfriend, who cheated on her a week before the story begins. Makes you want to care for her more, huh? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to one of our Weekend Writing Warriors moderators – happy birthday Millie Burns! Thanks for everything that you do!

Happy Sunday everyone!

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Tickle Torture

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For a fun way to sample stories in 8 sentences, head over to Weekend Writing Warriors. You’ll find the official list of participating authors like me. Apparently, I forgot to sign up, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see my name on the list. With the week I’ve had, I see why that happened. The semester is officially over for me. No final exams – yay!!

Thank you for commenting on my snippet from Let Go last week. Today I’d like to take a break from Let Go and offer an eight from The Burning Night, my YA horror novella. I originally said I wouldn’t be sharing more from it, but I’ve been editing it and I just had to share a few snippets.

This is the nicer side of the story, where we find my main characters, Melissa and Ashley, hanging out in Melissa’s bedroom of the house their parents have rented for a few days. Melissa and Ashley are teenage sisters. After a little bit of serious talk, Ashley lets out her “playful” side by tickling Melissa’s feet. This is in Melissa’s POV.

The eight:

Just as I rested my head on the pillow, Ashley sprung on the bed and sat on my legs.

“Hey, get off me,” I sat up and shoved her. “What the hell are you doin’?”

With a playful sneer, she took one look at my feet, wiggled her fingers and my heart started sprinting.

“No, not again, Ash, please don’t tickle them!”

With a nod and a giggle, she reached for my feet with one hand.

“Ashley, no-aaaaahhh!”

Her fingers trailed rapidly along the bottoms of my feet as I squealed and laughed spasmodically.

Ah, sweet sisterly love! Ashley is such a rascal. She does stuff like this to her sister all the time. And Melissa is very ticklish. It’s kind of a subplot to the story. The tickle torture will continue, though I’m not sure if I’ll be participating next week as I’ll be away in San Francisco for a few days. I’ll participate the following week if that’s the case.

I’d love your thoughts on this one. I will return to Let Go soon. I hope the weather is nice in your parts, and have a great Sunday!

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