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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #13


wewriwa_square_3It’s that time again! This week’s snippet comes from one of my two new books (both are due out this summer).  ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP  is Carrie and Liam’s story, two people who had a very brief, but passionate love affair and then are separated for 16 years. In this snippet, Liam is wandering around Carrie’s Uncle Noah’s marina. In the bait shop, on a public bulletin board, he discovers a photo of a boy who looks almost exactly like his own nephew and it gives him pause…and then…

Didn’t they say everyone has a twin somewhere? Jamie would probably get a kick out of knowing that his was here in Michigan.

He started to pin the picture back up when his heart began to pound in his chest and his mouth was suddenly dry. Stepping out into the sunlight, he stared at it again. The boy looked to be about Jamie’s age, fifteen.

Fifteen…oh, Jesus, no way!

His hand shook as he tried to swallow the fear that welled up in his throat and attempted some quick calculations in his head. Fifteen years and nine months ago, he and Carrie Halligan were in his bed in Montreal.

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18 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #13”

  1. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 10:05 am Jess Schira Says:

    Love the Michigan shout out 🙂

  2. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 11:32 am Nan Says:

    One of my favorite places in the world, Jess!

  3. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Oh boy and the light dawns, as it were. Loved the way the tension built in this excerpt. I was really carried along with your hero!

  4. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 2:34 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica! So glad you came by!

  5. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 1:32 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Sounds like he may have a son he didn’t know about.

  6. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 2:33 pm Nan Says:

    He may… 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 4:54 pm Marcia Says:

    Interesting! Is he gonna bolt in fear, or would he actually like to have a son? Lots of good questions here. 🙂

  8. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 8:05 pm Nan Says:

    how great it’s making you wonder, Marcia. Now, you’re intrigued. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 7:53 pm Anne Lange Says:

    Love the hook! Great snippet.

  10. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 8:00 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Anne! Glad you stopped by!

  11. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 8:28 pm Skye Says:

    Oh oh oh! Yeah, this looks so good! Really can’t wait for this book!

  12. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 10:55 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Skye! Coming this summer, baby!

  13. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 8:52 pm Ella Quinn Says:

    Oops, this could get interesting.

  14. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 10:54 pm Nan Says:

    Very happy you think so, Ella!!

  15. Avatar May 5th, 2013 at 11:18 pm Kayci Morgan Says:

    Interesting snippet. I bet the kid is his. And you have a really cool blog. I love the layout.

  16. Avatar May 6th, 2013 at 8:03 am Nan Says:

    Thank you, Kayci! So glad you came by oh, and you’d probably win that bet! 😉

  17. Avatar May 6th, 2013 at 6:27 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    Oops! LOL Happy Father’s Day, Liam. 😀 Great snippet, Nan. 🙂

  18. Avatar May 6th, 2013 at 6:34 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Siobhan! And yep, Happy Father’s Day indeed!