Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 WeWriWa kicks off with The Mechanic!

It's time for another WeWriWa!

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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!  :)

For January, we are going to explore The Mechanic. This is Linda's story in the Loving Her series.Linda. Her name means beautiful. Linda's life, though, is anything but beautiful. Independent, head strong and perhaps even a bit vindictive, Linda is both tough and vulnerable. Linda survives the unthinkable from both family and strangers alike. Linda is not one to be kept down. As long as she stays true to herself, she knows that her life will one day, indeed, be beautiful. Linda's incredibly powerful story is the third book in the Loving Her series.

Background: This is the beginning of the story. Linda and her brother, Jerry, are high school students. They are both taking classes on auto mechanics. They're outside working on a car together when their mother calls them in for dinner.
Linda has come out to Jerry, but not their parents. Like any good older brother, Jerry torments her about coming out.

“Thanks.” Linda said as she, too, uncurled.
“Kids, time for dinner!” Their mother called out from the back door.
“Coming!” Linda and Jerry called back in unison.
“So, are you gonna tell ‘em tonight?” Jerry asked.

Hope you liked it! Happy reading!


Chelle Cordero said...

Unfortunately for too many that isn't an easy thing to tell one's parents and I assume since she has had her borther keeping it secret she fears it won't go over well. Good snippet.

Charmaine Gordon said...

You've nailed the family situation. What happens next? I read the series , enjoyed learning about the women. This is exceptional.

Amalie Cantor said...

Ooh, interesting! So much in this snippet feels familiar to me. I would love to read the snippet with her parents' reactions. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Definitely drew me in. Eager to read what happens next.