Saturday, July 4, 2015

July WeWriWa is The Peace Officer!

It's WeWriWa time!

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Happy #8SentenceSunday! For July, and especially the 4th, I wanted to go All-American. So this month, our WeWriWas will be from The Peace Officer, Brynn's story in the Loving Her series.

Brynn Racanelli is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a partner, a police officer, and so much more. Devoted to serving others through her police work, and to helping her sister who battles chronic Lyme Disease, she is the the poster child of selflessness. But she does have wants, needs, hopes, and dreams. After the sad ending of a long term relationship, she wonders if she will ever be able to get what she wants. Will fate finally bring her the life and love she’s always dreamed of?

Background on the snippet: It's late at night. Brynn can't sleep, but her partner, Erika is sound asleep. Brynn finds herself in a position that many of us find ourselves in at one time or another. Brynn loves Erika, but the relationship has become...stagnant. We find ourselves in the midst of Brynn's internal monologue.

What could possibly be left for us? Three years is nothing to sneeze at, but it also seemed that there is a finish line right smack in front of us. Can I – can we – somehow continue forward and bypass that finish line?
Brynn looked at Erika again. She didn’t want to hurt her. She didn’t want to lose her. But she didn’t want to pretend, either. She sighed, closed her eyes and prayed for sleep to overtake her.

Hope you liked it!
Happy reading!


Charmaine Gordon said...

What a dilemma! You've got me with her inner thoughts. Good writing, Lauren.

Christina Ochs said...

Aw, that's a tough place to be. The three-year mark seems to be fraught with a step up or go home kind of vibe for a lot of couples. I hope she figures it out!

Chelle Cordero said...

Wow, such turmoil going on. /she has to make a choice for her own happiness but that choice could hurt the one she has cared aobut for three years, I don't envy her.