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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_3It’s a new 8-Sentence Sunday and we’re continuing with Carrie and Liam’s pivotal scene from Once More From the Top (go back to the previous two Sundays to catch up if you need to):

“I–I didn’t want you like that—not forced into a relationship with me because we spent one afternoon in your bed. We’d only known each other for a week. It would’ve changed your career. Everything you’d worked for. You–you’d end up hating me,” she stammered, twisting her head away.

“But you didn’t think I’d hate you if you had my baby and never told me?” His hands clenched into fists, turning his knuckles white. “What the fuck is wrong with you?”

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16 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 8:53 am Linda Hamonou Says:

    He really has all the reasons in the world to be mad.

  2. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:25 pm Nan Says:

    Hey Linda, thanks for coming by! Yup, he does!!

  3. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    WOW! Congrats on your anniversary! I love Liam’s reaction here. It’s so real. He doesn’t want excuses and he’s got every right to be royally pissed and to hate her. Hell of a hurdle you’ve set up for them.

  4. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:24 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Shannyn. He is very angry and rightfully so…but he wants to understand…

  5. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 12:52 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I’m kind of with him on this one, I must say. Intense snippet.

  6. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:19 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica!

  7. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 3:02 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    That’s a tough spot to be in. Good snippet, Nan. 🙂

  8. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:20 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Siobhan! I love your name, by the way! I’m also an Irish lass.

  9. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm Ann Swann Says:

    Congratulations on 40 years! Hubby & I will celebrate 34 in a couple of months so we’re not too far behind you…

    Great snippet. Excellent tension!

  10. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:22 pm Nan Says:

    Congrats, Ann! Thirty-four is quite an accomplishment too! Thanks for coming by!

  11. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 5:58 pm Gemma Parkes Says:

    Great exchange, very realistic love the tension!

  12. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:22 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Gemma! It’s a old trope, but I hope I’ve made it work in a new way.

  13. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 6:16 pm Caitlin Says:

    Well that wasn’t an easy choice–but it looks like she made the wrong one!
    Nice snippet.

  14. Avatar June 23rd, 2013 at 7:21 pm Nan Says:

    Nope it wasn’t easy–hopefully, she can fix it… 😉

  15. Avatar June 24th, 2013 at 9:54 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Wow, dropped into a very powerful moment in your story! Sometimes the f-bomb works without a hitch, and this is one of those times. 🙂 Great 8, Nan! 🙂

  16. Avatar June 25th, 2013 at 8:31 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Teresa! Am trying so hard to get back into my 8-Sentence routine. Life has been such chaos, it’s been hard, but I think things are settling down some now…