Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Writer WeWriWa

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!  :)

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 is on the phone with her sister, Marisol. Marisol has just told her that no one in the family approves of Stephania, and that their mother does not want to see Maria because she is gay. Marisol threatened Maria by giving her the worst ultimatum possible: partner or family. The snippet begins with Maria's reaction to said ultimatum. This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.

     “Do not make me choose between my spouse and my family...I can’t do it.”
     “You are making that decision as long as you continue to be that way. Don’t come around
until she is gone - neither of you are wanted here.”
     There was a click, and then there was silence. A brutal, awful silence. A silence that
slashed Maria’s heart in two. A silence that weighed heavily on her shoulders. A silence that
strangled her.

I hope you liked it! Happy reading!


Christina Ochs said...

Your snippet really conveyed the brutal finality of her family's stance. Devastating.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Given that attitude, I'd say Maria has no choice to make. She's not going to stop "being gay" no matter if Stephania goes away or not, If her family can't accept that, then she may need to leave her family to themselves for a time, live and show that she's just Maria, just their daughter... the way she always has been

Charmaine Gordon said...

Very touching, Lauren, and powerful. My heart breaks for her and her partner and her foolish family.

Taryn Tyler said...

Wow. That IS brutal. It's so sad that families act that way sometimes :/

Chelle Cordero said...

so frustrating that her own family can't accept her for herself. great snippet