Saturday, September 26, 2015

Last Septemer WeWriWa from The Shelter Director

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!  :)

For the month of September, we will be reading excerpts from The Shelter Director, Jen's story in the Loving Her series.

Shy, quiet, humble – Jen is the kind of person that would give you the shirt off her back and then ask you what else you need. She may not be a movie star, but she’ll treat you like one. She works diligently to help save cats. She sacrifices her life and stability to accommodate her partner. She gives until it hurts, and her reward is a devastating diagnosis. What will her life become?

Background on the snippet: Liz and Jen are in Philly now. Linda had given Liz a clip from the newspaper for the Pennsylvania Ballet. Liz is asking Jen if it's alright if she auditions (because Jen has been diagnosed with MS and she struggles). This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.

     “Are you sure?” Liz asked for the fifth time, while still grasping tightly onto the clipping.
     “Yes,” Jen laughed.”Go! I want you to dance - I never wanted to hinder your career.”
     “You didn’t honey, I just want to make sure you’re okay.”
     “I am. I will be - I have Dad, Adam, and even Donna if I ever need anything. It will be fine; just go out there and kick some butt!”

I hope you liked it!
Happy reading!


Ed Hoornaert said...

A butt-kicking dancer ... I bet she can get a lot of momentum behind her kicks!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Love this snippet. So loving and heart warming how much they care for each other.

Veronica Scott said...

Jen really seems like a person I'd like to know better IRL. She's an interesting character - great snippet!

Nancy Gideon said...

Oh, I LOVE this! So much tenderness, emotion and strength conveyed in such a short space. Really pack a punch.

Caitlin Stern said...

I like that she sounds like she really cares about more that her career.

Chelle Cordero said...

She doesn't want her to miss out on her dreams because of an illness no one saw coming. Nicely done.