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 image to see what everyone else is up to.
At the conclusion of this chapter, Lotte and her parents play with an idea that pushes Lotte to not just survive the curse, but thrive. They consider the possibilities of Lotte learning ASL until the curse is broken.
My first impression was that it didn’t seem necessary; what’s the point of learning a language for just a year? I could potentially be done with this curse in twelve months and it’ll just feel like a bad dream.
“I’m sure Herlevsdale offers ASL classes, hon,” Dad said. “This will be great until you’re able to use your actual voice again. Not only that, but it looks great on your résumé!”
Something stirred in me, like I wanted to do everything and do nothing all at once. Pretend I’m deaf and disrespect other people who aren’t actually cursed? Give Chris the middle finger and show him that I’m not a slave to his curse?
That night, I signed up for ASL 101 and wondered just how insane my freshman year of college was going to be.
The rest of the novel will address her struggles and triumphs as an ASL student. The question is, will Chris do something to stop her progress? *Just as a fun tidbit, Herlev is the city where my mom grew up just outside of Copenhagen*
Until next week, you can check out my 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.