Saturday, September 19, 2015

More autumnal delight from The Shelter Director

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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: Jen is on the phone with her father. He just told her that her mother was dying of stomach cancer. This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.

     “Yes, we just found out today. She’s been in the hospital for days, now - she isn’t getting any better.” Gary stopped as he choked on his words; “How soon can you get here, Jenny?” Never before had Jen heard such desperation in her father’s voice.
     “I don’t know, but I’ll go now.”
     The other end of the phone was silent.
     “Please get here, Jenny,” Gary hung up.

I hope you liked it!
Happy reading!


Chelle Cordero said...

This was a very heart-rending snippet. I hope she does get there in time.

Ed Hoornaert said...

Lots of emotion here, beautifully understated.

Veronica Scott said...

Very sad, certainly one of those life moments where everything changes in an instant. Effective excerpt!

Charmaine Gordon said...

True to life reaction. Good snippet, Lauren.

Caitlin Stern said...

Doesn't sound like her dad is coping too well by himself.