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8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_2Annnndddd…we’re back with a new Weekend Writing Warrior’s 8-Sentence Sunday post. I’ve decided to take you all along as I start my new Women of Willow Bay novel, so who knows where we’ll end up. This week, I’m giving you the first 8 sentences of the new book. So here’s the setup: We met our heroine in Sex and the Widow Miles–she’s Sarah Everett, the woman who ran the Chicago resale shop in the battered women’s shelter where Julie volunteered. Remember tough little red-headed Sarah, who went toe-to-toe with a gun-toting abuser? Six years ago, she escaped her abusive husband and ran away to Chicago, where she now manages the resale shop that’s attached to the shelter. Her story starts here:

The car was still there.


Did he really think a black Lincoln Town Car with heavily tinted windows wasn’t going to be noticed in this neighborhood? He may as well be sitting there in a neon yellow Hummer.


Sarah Everett sighed deeply as she locked the door to La Belle Femme and turned the sign over to Closed.

Mack, the night watchman appeared from the back, a big grin on his lined face. “All done for the day, Sarah?”

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12 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 9:47 am Anne Lange Says:

    Well she’s certainly observant. Good for her. I love her attitude. She doesn’t appear too concerned either, so I’m guessing she knows him. That is what intrigues me LOL! Nicely done, and a great opening.

  2. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 9:48 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Anna! So glad you came by…hope I can keep you intrigued. 😉

  3. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 10:07 am J.A. Says:

    I like this opening and great use of the 8 in capturing my interest. Well done!

  4. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 6:19 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, J.A. Glad you stopped by!

  5. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 11:11 am Millie Burns Says:

    Hmm, who is he? This eight has me pondering.

  6. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 6:19 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Millie–glad you came by. GreatA! I want you to ponder… 😉

  7. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 12:37 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Intrigued – yes! And worried about your character, glad there’s a night watchman on the scene. Can’t wait to read more – terrific snippet!

  8. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 6:17 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica! So happy you came by and congrats on your great review at RT! That’s terrific!

  9. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 3:34 pm Skye Says:

    Oh, interesting!

    Of course, i worry about her, dealing with abusive husbands looking for their wives. But I know she’s tough, although small.

    I look forward to reading her story!

  10. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 6:16 pm Nan Says:

    Skye! Hey babe! So glad you stopped by. This one has already sucked me in…anxious to see where Sarah and the other characters take me.

  11. Avatar October 20th, 2013 at 8:40 pm Sarah Cass Says:

    I love her attitude. I think her story is going to be fun!

  12. Avatar October 21st, 2013 at 2:48 pm Nan Says:

    Thank, Sarah!! She’s got your name, so it’s bound to be fun, right? So glad you stopped by!