Hey, everyone! Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
I hope I haven’t disappointed too many readers with my delay. But here we are!
I’m working on a new project at the moment through Camp NaNoWriMo this month, so I’d like to share some snippets from that for a spell. This and other snippets are coming from Speechless, which follows a young woman, Lotte who faces a very similar curse found in the fairytale, The Wild Swans. It’s a modern retelling of the story. Hope you enjoy!
After months being with Chris, Lotte is ready to break ties. She’s been distant from her family and feels that being with him could ruin her family relationship. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be easy.
“We could’ve spent Christmas together,” he said softly above my ear, and gripped my hand. “I didn’t even get to give you your Christmas present.”
I knew I wasn’t handling this well; he was already trying to tell me that spending Christmas with my family was not as important as him. And what’s worse, I somehow felt bad that I made that decision.
“Chris,” I began, shrugging my face away from his.
“What, babe?” he asked, trying not to sound hurt. “Something up?”
“Yeah,” I started, “I can’t do this anymore.”
“Do what? I was just trying to be romantic,” he insisted.
“Well, I don’t want any of it, anymore,” I said, taking a step back.
How’s he gonna take this? Check out other snippets here. You can also learn more about the novel, Speechless, here. Don’t forget to comment below if you’ve got a snippet to share as well! Compliments and constructive insight are equally welcome.
2 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 45”
Hmmm, what’s going on with Chris? I’m picking up a weird undercurrent which adds a lot of tension to this scene. Nicely done.
I was hoping you would! Chris isn’t your average dude. I plan to shed some light on this next week. 🙂