Saturday, February 28, 2015

Final WeWriWa Snippet from The Ballerina

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!  :)

During the month of February, I will be posting snippets from The Ballerina. This is Liz's story, and the first in the Loving Her series.

A southern, redheaded, pickup driving lesbian ballerina? You bet! Meet Liz: a southern belle with flair. Vivacious, eclectic and graceful, she is unique to say the least. The first in the series of Loving Her stories, Liz's story is the kind that stays with you long after you've closed the book.

Background on the snippet: Linda is doing work on Liz's truck. They are talking about Jen's health, as Linda finishes up her work.

“I’m just gonna hose this real quick,” she explained as she walked over the hose. Within a few seconds, all the dirt was being washed down the bay, and the truck’s air filter looked brand new again. Both women were silent as Linda made her way back towards Liz.
Linda quietly placed the air filter back end and carefully closed the hood of Liz’s truck. She then wiped her hands on a small hand towel, but they still were black as night.
As she looked up, she noticed tears welling up in Liz’s eyes. Cautious of her mechanic’s hands, Linda gently hugged Liz. “It’s gonna be ok, sweetie.”

Hope you liked it! Happy reading!


Chelle Cordero said...

Very poignant when something as simple as a cleaner car part starts the tears flowing. Great snippet.

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Great description! Love the way, she tells her it's going to be okay, very realistic.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Well written, Lauren. Clean filter, blackened hands. Nice contrast.

Kate said...

Very touching! That's a lovely eight, Lauren!

Daryl Devore said...

Touching. Great 8.