Saturday, July 11, 2015

Next July The Peace Officer 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!  :)

Happy #8SentenceSunday! 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: Brynn was just called for a domestic disturbance. A male officer is speaking to the husband. Brynn just met the wife to get her version of the story. This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.

They sat opposite each other at the table.
“So what’s going on? Can I have your name?”
“Helen,” she peeped.
“Hi, Helen. What’s going on? What happened?”
Helen looked away, her eyes staring at the linoleum floor; “N... n... nothing,” she mumbled.

I hope you liked it!
Happy reading!


Kim Magennis said...

Very frustrating and to be expected in that case I am sure! i'll be interested to see if and how she gets the truth out of the victim.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting snippet! (Putting on my moderator hat, you can have up to ten sentences nowadays if you want to, although the eight were good! :-)

caitlinsternwrites said...

It has to be so hard to know people are lying, that they need help, but that you can't give it to them unless they ask for it.

Chelle Cordero said...

Having dealt with couples after "domestic disturbances", this is not an easy spot to be in. Sure hope that Brynn is careful. Lots of tension and so many potentials.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

So very much a clear case of not "nothing"... and as Caitlin notes, Brynn can't make the woman accept help when she's not ready. Definitely the 'feels' here....