Saturday, May 30, 2015

Final WeWriWa from The Vet Student

It's WeWriWa time!

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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 the month of May, we will be reading snippets from The Vet Student, Katie's story in the Loving Her series.

One night changed everything for Katie. From that moment on, her life was propelled forward like a rocket. Determined to escape the small town and her religious, stifling parents, Katie works hard to get into veterinary school... in Philadelphia. 

Katie refused to let anything – or anyone – destroy her dream. Not even her own parents. Even in the face of danger, Katie held true to herself and her beliefs. She suffered many losses along the way, but she gained so much more. Tumultuous and tender, Katie's story closes the Loving Her series... for now.

Background on the snippet: Katie is almost done with vet school. She moved in with Linda, and they couldn't be happier. Katie's relationship with Sam was almost nil, sadly. Things have become increasingly tense between Katie and her parents, but with the light at the end of the tunnel being so bright, she wasn't worried about it. She is in one of her rotations when her cell phone rings. This snippet has been (significantly) edited to fit 8 sentences.

“Hey, babe; what’s up?”  
There was still silence from Linda.
“Babe, what’s wrong?” Katie asked.
Linda was clearly crying and sniffling; “Please, just come home - It’s an emergency, I need you here as soon as possible.”
“Okay, I’ll get there as soon as I can; I love you.”
“Me too,” Linda swallowed hard, then she hung up.

That was weird: Linda always said she loved her too - why didn’t she say it? What on earth could possibly be going on?

I hope you liked it! Happy reading! 

1 comment:

Chelle Cordero said...

A very tense scene, never good when the one you care about is crying and you don't know why. Lots of curiosity about what's going on. Great snippet.