Saturday, January 17, 2015

This week's WeWriWa: more from 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.

Linda looked over her shoulder as she merged onto 76. The right lane was clear as she drove on. She just started to pick up speed when she was suddenly hit from behind. Her car lurched forward, throwing her into the steering wheel and then back again. She inhaled and exhaled deeply after a moment. She put on her hazard signals and limped her car to the shoulder.
“Get out of the way, you fucking dyke!” A well-dressed man in a luxury sedan shouted as he drove by.

Hope you liked it! Happy reading!


Charmaine Gordon said...

Terrific scene with a ghastly ending. When will people accept others for what they are. We are one. One nation under God with justice for all.

Congrats, Lauren for rating #6 on crediors and preditors poll with Pianissimo

Chelle Cordero said...

Whoa! Was that the guy who ht her? If so that is certainly some hate right there.Actually that outburst is filled with hate. I guess I wondered how he knew her lifestyle if he wasn't the one who targeted her. Definitely makes me curious to understand what happened. Great 8.

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Great eight, very tense. It would be nice to see her kick that guys booty in the next eight! ;) I wanted to jump into your story and slug him!

Amalie Cantor said...

Ugh. Hate those kind of guys! The homophobic comment almost feels like icing to me. He was already being a jerk, but the derogatory language just threw it into overdrive. I'm torn between wondering what his problem is and realizing that I am not at all surprised. Entitled jerks. Ugh.

Great snippet! :-)