Saturday, May 2, 2015

May WeWriWa: 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: This is the opening of the book. Katie is in high school. She was invited to a friend's house where she and some other girls were playing Truth or Dare, including the most beautiful girl in school, Jackie Thompson. Katie had never played it before. She was a pastor's daughter and had a very sheltered upbringing, so this was both exhilarating and frightening. This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.

Katie was afraid being alone in the same room with the gorgeous girl: she had a secret crush on her. But this was it. This was her opportunity to prove herself, to gain Jackie’s attention. Excitedly, Katie answered, “Dare!”

Jackie was a bit of a wild child. She had already tasted alcohol, dated several boys, and rumor had it she had even gone all the way with one of them! Everyone knew her dare would be something extreme. After a dramatic pause, she said, “Kiss someone in this room!”

I hope you liked it! Happy reading!

1 comment:

Chelle Cordero said...

Hmm, perfect opportunity to plant a kiss on the object of her desire? Wonder what the reaction would be... I could see this being a very poignant beginning.