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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #5



WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORSAnother snippet from The Music Is You, my current WIP. Carrie has confronted her old friend and former teacher, demanding to know how Maestro Liam Reilly has shown up in Frankfort, Michigan. Eliot confesses he invited him, telling her she needs to face him and deal with their issues. Carrie spends a sleepless night wondering how she’s going to cope with Liam’ s sudden reappearance in her life after all these years, but the next morning…

Barefoot, she ran down the steps from the loft. Eliot had a lot of nerve showing up this early. Surely he knew she didn’t get any sleep last night. She threw open the door. “I’m not speaking to you.”

“You haven’t spoken to me in over fifteen years. What else is new?”

She gasped as her sleep-drugged mind registered the identity of the man standing on the other side of the screen door.

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30 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #5”

  1. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 8:38 am Jennifer Gravely Says:

    Wonderful! Can’t wait for her reply.

  2. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 am Nan Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! Yeah, she has plenty to say…

  3. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 10:38 am Elaine Cantrell Says:

    So fun. I can’t wait to see who it is.

  4. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 11:10 am Nan Says:

    More to come, Elaine! Thanks for coming by and commenting. I really appreciate it!

  5. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 10:45 am Linda Morris Says:

    Whoops! Nice misdirection in this snippet. Looks like they’re going to work out those issues sooner rather than later.

  6. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 am Nan Says:

    Well…there’s a heckuva lot to work out… Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

  7. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am Joya Fields Says:

    Oooo! Intense scene with a wonderful cliffhanger. Well written and left me wanting more! 🙂

  8. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Joya! So happy you stopped by!

  9. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 12:03 pm Joanne Stewart Says:

    Uh-oh. Sounds like tension coming on. Love it!

  10. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm Nan Says:

    Yup, a whole lotta tension! So glad you came by, Joanne!

  11. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm Dana Says:

    A nice surprise at the end. Well done. 🙂

  12. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm Nan Says:

    Merci, Dana–so glad you came by!

  13. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Oh my, a new twist – I am so enjoying this story! Terrific snippet, loved her surprise.

  14. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 1:37 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica! Hope we continue to intrigue you!

  15. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 4:28 pm Kate Warren Says:

    Surprise! That’s laugh out loud funny! I think she needs coffee in a big hurry.

  16. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Kate! Thanks for stopping by! Yup–she’s gonna need something to get her going…

  17. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm Cindy Amrhein ( @historysleuth1 ) Says:

    Excellent snippet! Loved his comment. 🙂 I looked forward to your snippet every week. I’m enjoying the story and the characters are very natural.

  18. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 5:11 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Cindy! So glad you came by and that you’re enjoying the story!

  19. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm Marcia Says:

    I like the ending – tense! I don’t know anything about these characters but I get the feeling Carrie’s not going to just sputter at him for long 🙂

  20. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 6:41 pm Nan Says:

    Hi Marcia! Thanks for stopping by! Nope, she’s not a happy girl…and he’ll find that out pretty darn quick!

  21. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 5:43 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    I love the mix up when she answers the door. I can’t wait to read her response.

  22. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 6:40 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Shannyn! Response is next week–I warn you, she is not pleased… 😉

  23. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 7:16 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Nice! She was ready to chew out Eliot, and (I think) found Liam standing outside her door. 🙂

    Nan, I want to thank you for the suggestion on my wewriwa post today. Wow–so much better! 🙂

    And from me and the rest of the 8sunday, team–it’s our pleasure to do this. We really feel that you guys–the participants are the most incredible people. You make it all happen. It’d just be an empty website without all of you. 🙂

  24. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 7:26 pm Nan Says:

    Teresa, you guessed it–Liam is there, blindsiding her first thing in the morning.

    You’re welcome for the suggestion–I’m glad you liked it. I’m always a little nervous to make suggestions, but you asked and it seemed to work. I really do love participating in WeWriWa–a bunch of fun to hear from others about my work and to discover new authors by going from site to site. Cool, cool idea!

  25. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 7:18 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Oh, I just bought your book, (Rule Number One) btw. As soon as I clear off a few others in my queue, I’ll start into it!

  26. Avatar March 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 pm Nan Says:

    Bless you, Teresa! Hope you enjoy it! 😉

  27. Avatar March 4th, 2013 at 4:10 am Clare Davidson Says:

    Oh, interesting. Such a flippant comment for someone she hasn’t spoken to in years to make! Says a lot about his character!

  28. Avatar March 4th, 2013 at 10:12 am Nan Says:

    He was going for casual, fun–hoping she’d respond in kind. Um…no such luck, dude… Thanks for coming by, Clare!

  29. Avatar March 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm Sarah Ballance Says:

    Wow, what a fantastic moment! LOVE it!

  30. Avatar March 16th, 2013 at 9:11 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Sarah!