Saturday, October 18, 2014

WeWriWa from my upcoming release, Pianissimo


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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or even a WIP (work in progress). Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! It's a great way to meet readers, writers, and your next favorite book!  :)

This week's WeWri Wa is 9 sentences (just for flow and closure). This is from my upcoming release, Pianissimo.

Corinne sat in the bare living room with the front door to the old house wide open. The screen door made a pitiful barrier between her and the raging thunderstorm outside. The light, sweet, crisp scent of rain tickled the back of her nostrils with each gust of wind. The rain was more than welcome, though. The humidity had finally died down and there was even a slight chill in the air. Drenched green leaves danced and twirled on just the other side of the door.

Surrounding Corinne was a sea of boxes. Her whole life was contained in the plain brown parcels. Pictures, memories, books, sentimental items: indeed, her entire existence was covered in bubble wrap and contained in the boxes she had clearly marked.
Darryl and Corinne Richards purchase their first house. With Darryl’s army career coming to a close, they feel ready to settle down in Louisville, Kentucky. With impeccable timing, Darryl is sent on one final tour, leaving Corinne to live in this new house and new city alone.

Overwhelmed, Corinne becomes reclusive, living a quiet, boring life with her cats as she adjusts to her new surroundings. The problem is: someone or some thing does not want her life to be either quiet or boring. And then there’s the creepy piano in the basement…

There is more to that creepy, dilapidated piano and her new home than Corinne could ever imagine. Through highs and lows, twists and turns, she begins to understand that even the most softly played music is powerful – and that even soft realizations and quietly subtle changes can have a profound effect.

So much to enjoy!
reviewed by Shay Norgaard-Melton

This review is from a gifted ebook reviewer copy.

“The stories flow together so beautifully, I felt transported back in time to peek into Agnes and Margaret’s deep and abiding love for each other, and back to the present day to be with Corinne as she investigated the house she and her military husband bought just before he shipped out for his last tour of duty. Exciting and wondrous exploration of a time and situation, written with grace and delightful style.”


Happy reading!


10 comments:

Chelle Cordero said...

Great "9", really sets the mood and the seeming isolation. The only issue I have is minor, in the last paragraph you used the word contained twice and it jarred me from the story a bit.

nicolettehugowriter.com said...

Love the description of the rain. I could smell it!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Wonderful description, Lauren. So well written, I was right there in the house with Corinne. Definitely a TBR right away.

christinaochs said...

You've evoked a wonderful atmosphere here. I just about felt like I was the one sitting inside that door, watching the storm. Great eight/nine!

Veronica Scott said...

I LOVE rainstorms and you really set the mood perfectly. This story has an intriguing premise and I'm already worried about your heroine, so terrific excerpt!

Elsa Holland said...

Very evocative!! Beautiful and rich. Great snippet! And congratulations on the release!!!

Charmaine Gordon said...

One more thought, Lauren. The rule is eight sentences-no more. Keep this in mind and make it work for you when you post. I know you can do it.

caitlinsternwrites said...

Such lovely sensory detail--you really feel right there. I'm not sure if it's terrifying or freeing to have your whole life in boxes. Maybe both.

Catherine Winther said...

This is beautiful and so moving. The visuals are poetic and haunting I really love your style and can't wait to read your book. Just wonderful.

kelworthfiles said...

You WeWriWa rebel, you! I love the premise, with the solitude and the piano, and I thought the imagery of the boxes and packages around her in this snippet was evocative. Great to meet you!