Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday
It’s a new week and a new 8-Sentence Sunday. Continuing in the scene from last week’s snippet, Carrie in Once More From the Top, has figured out that her old friend and teacher was the one who brought Maestro Liam Reilly back into her life. Panic has set in and she confronts Eliot in a hurried and hushed phone call:
“You promised,” Carrie choked out the words in a whisper. “You promised me you wouldn’t tell him.”
“I haven’t told him a thing.”
“Not yet you haven’t; don’t, Eliot, please.” Carrie begged and then hated herself for it.
Eliot sighed. “I told you, he can draw the kind of crowd I need for Lawson. This isn’t about you—that camp needs money—money for kids like your son, and I won’t let it go under because you can’t face your past.”
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So , sorry for hopping back and forth between books, but the first two books in The Women of Willow Bay series—Once More From the Top and Sex and the Widow Miles—release together on September 26, 2013. You get two books! Watch for them in just 11 more days!
Nice excerpt! I’m coming in cold here, but I find myself engaged and curious about the back story, plus ininterested in what will happen next!
I .look forward to reading more of your work!
Thanks for stopping by, Roberta! ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP releases on 9/26, so you’ll get to learn more about Carrie and Liam then. Loved, loved your poem! Thank you!
I’m with Carrie on this one, it’s not for Eliot to decide to bring her past back into her life. No matter the reason, he should learn to take care of things without hurting others.
Thanks for stopping by, Linda!
Oh, congrats on the upcoming release. Nan–please tweet the release to me @teresa_cypher and I’ll retweet it for you. 🙂
That’d be fantastic, Teresa, thanks so much! I’ll do it!
Wow! Great 8! I am sold on this story, Nan. Great potential! 🙂 What past?? What has she done, and why is she avoiding him?? Great intrigue here. 🙂
Thanks, Teresa–so glad you stopped by and are intrigued!
Oooh, he does have a very valid point…but I have a feeling there are some un-faced issues between her and this old flame…perhaps having to do with her son?
Perhaps, Sarah, perhaps! Check out the story when it releases exclusively on Amazon on 9/26!
I love how you’ve now given me enough reason to want to punch Eliot in the nose even though I understand his motives! Great use of the 8’s, Nan.
Hey, J.A.–don’t be mad at him, his motivation is a good one. He cares about her… thanks for stopping by!
Sounds like she’ll be confronting her past whether she wants to or not.
Hi, Elaine. Yup, she’s going to facing a lot of stuff…watch for it on 9/26! Thanks for coming by!
An intriguing eight there.
You so easily conjure that cold, sickening panic one feels in the pit of their stomach in so few words. Well done!
Thank you, Nora! Happy you stopped by!
Oh I love stories about musicians and reunited lovers with histories. 🙂
Hey, Claire, thanks for coming by. Me too! Musicians are always intriguing, aren’t they?
Nice Nan. Eliot is savvy. Seems like he’s killing a couple birds with one stone. Makes me wonder what her big secret is…
Hi, Millie–Eliot’s got an ulterior motive, that’s for sure. Secret is revealed on 9/26!!
Oh, clearly SO much going on in the backstory! Very intriguing snippet and I definitely want to read more.
Glad you stopped by, Veronica! Yeah, backstory–tough to discern how much is too much…glad this worked for you! You can read more on 9/26!!
I like that Eliot is so objective – not mean or scathing. It’s business for him, even though it’s so personal for her. Her reaction is real and believable. Good job
Thank you, Shannyn. I didn’t want him to be manipulative, but he found a way to bring her past to the forefront and make her deal. Thanks for stopping by.
I don’t always like women characters who beg, but in Carrie’s case I can sympathize! It’s pretty tough to be objective (like Eliot) when your emotions are muddled up. This is a nice 8!
Thanks for coming by, Marcia–I agree, but she’s not begging the hero for anything…Eliot is another story…so I’m glad you think it works.
Well he has a point, it’s Carries call now. Hopefully she’ll get over her panic and face up to the truth. Great exchange.
Hi Gemma! Thanks for stopping by–I kinda think she has no choice now… 😉