It's Saturday night, which can mean only one thing: WeWriWa! This month, to celebrate the Valentine's Day and love, we will be reading excerpts from my group of interwoven short stories, the Loving Her series. Each weekend, we will get a sneak peek into the love and lives of the four couples. So, without further ado, let's WeWriWa!
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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten 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! :)
Background on the excerpt: Everyone is celebrating Liz's debut as the new principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet, but Liz knows she couldn't have done it alone. So this is Liz's recognition and thanks to Jen...and then some. This excerpt has been (heavily) edited to fit 10 sentences.
Liz rose from her chair and walked over to Jen; she seamlessly turned Jen’s chair to face her, and then she knelt down. “Jen, we’ve been together for seven years now; I love you - I always have, I always will. If we can weather what we’ve been through so far, we can get through anything. I want to be with you for all time, I want to always take care of you; I want to savor every moment of life with you by my side. Will you marry me?”
With that, a small, black box appeared; Liz opened it, and inside was a beautiful, delicate solitaire diamond ring. Liz could hear the group gasp quietly, but her focus was solely on Jen.
Liz smiled down at her, “I love you.”
“I love you…more,” Jen winked at her.