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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! :)
This month, we will be focusing on Maria's story in the Loving Her series: The Writer.
Everyone has that one friend - the mother of the group. Maria is that one friend; nurturing, wise, and with a spicy streak, Maria is the matriarch of the clan. Cerebral, emotional, and even sometimes comical, Maria’s story is the seventh in the Loving Her series. The Writer tells the story of Maria through grief, and joy, love and fear, and an emotionally challenging family relationship that threatens to interfere with the love she'd given up ever finding again...
Background on the snippet: Maria and Stephania are about to embark in their first weekend getaway together. Maria is petrified. This trip could either solidify or destroy their relationship. She fears the intimacy and connection that could develop. After years of isolation, her relationship with Steph has become something real, and that scares her.
Stephania can feel Maria's fear. She loves Maria, and has been happy to take a slower, more respectful pace. Seeing that Maria is extremely nervous and uncomfortable, she does her best to break the tension.
They have just gotten into the car. The scene starts with Maria starting the car.
She turned the key in the ignition.
“Are we there yet?” Stephania asked.
Maria turned to her with narrowed eyes.
“What? I gotta pee and I’m hungry and…are we there yet?”
Maria could no longer maintain her stoic face. The laughter broke through and the pair
enjoyed a good chuckle.
I hope you liked it! Happy reading!