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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 seeing her best friend, Sam, for the first time in a long while since she started vet school. They have been friends forever. Sam came out to Katie during their senior year in high school. When Katie left for Philadelphia, they were "dating." Through correspondences, the girls stayed in touch, but each began to live her own life independent of the other. Sam's father forced her to date a young man named Dave. This is what happens when time and space separate people, no matter how close their bond.
“Katie, this is Dave, my fiancé.”
Katie felt as though she had just been punched in the gut. Fiancé? Hadn’t they only just started dating? Was this why Sam seemed so aloof? She didn’t know what to make of all this. She felt like she was losing her sanity and her best friend all at once.
Looking back at him, she said, “Dave, this is my friend, Katie.”
I hope you liked it! Happy reading!