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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday

June16

wewriwa_square_3Here we go! More of Once More From the Top. Last week, Liam had just discovered that he has a son he never knew existed. He found Carrie on the beach and demanded the truth. She’s terrified and sick at heart, but tries to respond:

 

He’d started trembling. “It’s been fifteen years. You’ve hidden my son from me for fifteen years.”

“I was afraid.” Her response was barely audible above the sounds of the water lapping on the shore. Liam put one finger under her chin, forcing her to look at him.

“Afraid of what?” Tears shimmered in his eyes as she saw bewilderment win out over outrage for second.

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16 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 11:44 am Marcia Says:

    A super touching moment and so nicely written. This just leads readers right along. What a place to stop!


  2. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 10:42 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Marcia! So glad you stopped by!


  3. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 12:02 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    I think you should’ve cheated and given us the next line. Very cruel to make us wait for her response. Excellent tension and emotion.


  4. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 10:28 am Nan Says:

    Nope…no cheating, Shannyn! But I was tempted!!


  5. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 1:18 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Oh, how heartbreaking, but you do leave me wondering what she was so afraid of…excellent excerpt!


  6. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 10:27 am Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica! I’m glad you felt his pain. I needed him to be sympathetic, not a butt head!


  7. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 1:25 pm J. Rose Allister Says:

    Yeah..afraid of WHAT??!! What’s her excuse? I have to know more! Look forward to next week.


  8. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 10:26 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Rose–see you next week! 😉


  9. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 3:09 pm Anne Lange Says:

    Good hook. I know I want to know why. Very emotional too. Great snippet!


  10. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 10:26 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Anne! So happy you came by.


  11. Avatar June 16th, 2013 at 10:18 pm Carol Duff Says:

    A mother’s decision not to tell a father always has many fears. I often wonder when social services demands the father’s name. And I have known grown children who don’t want to know their father. But here it appears that the father really cares, demonstrated by the tears in his eyes. It could have really made a difference for this child.


  12. Avatar June 17th, 2013 at 9:33 am Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Carol–it was an interesting topic to explore…


  13. Avatar June 21st, 2013 at 3:39 am Stevie Carroll Says:

    A great excerpt for Fathers Day.


  14. Avatar June 21st, 2013 at 9:27 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Stevie!


  15. Avatar June 21st, 2013 at 4:09 am Linda Hamonou Says:

    I also want to know afraid of what because he still seems like a very sweet guy.


  16. Avatar June 21st, 2013 at 9:27 am Nan Says:

    Hi Linda…stay tuned…


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