Saturday, October 25, 2014

Part of a short story collection - Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 10/26/14

Hi! Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warrior round. Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we "hop" around and leave comments on each other's snippets. Whether our work is already published or in progress, the helpful comments help us become stronger writers on our next WIP. We welcome EVERYONE's comments.

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Last week I hadn't realized that I had already run through a group of A Chaunce of Riches snippets earlier this year, so I am changing direction this week and will feature my short story collection, The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero.

Here is a snippet from the story Not Alone...

I ignored the changing numbers on the alarm clock as long as I could. I still refused to believe that anything that had happened over the past few days was real; it was all a nightmare, that’s all.

As my toes sought the warmth of my slippers, the tears began to fall again, no matter how many times I tried to deny it, my best friend was buried yesterday. They wouldn’t let Jordan come to the cemetery. Everyone blamed him, even me.

For the two days that Jordan had been hospitalized, they kept him under a suicide watch. That angered him because it meant that people thought he would want to take “the coward’s way out” as he called it. He said it wasn’t his fault, but he still blamed himself.

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Not Alone

Sometimes forgiveness seems impossible, but then so is turning your back on a friend.

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12 comments:

Linda said...

I'm curious for what happened. Jordan was hurt too, I don't really get why everyone is blaming him but not letting him go to the cemetery seems a bit harsh.

Millie Burns said...

I'm with Linda, this snippet left me with questions unanswered...so hope you give us more next week.

nicolettehugowriter.com said...

Great snippet, really draws you in.

Teresa Cypher said...

I like it! You did a great job of feeding the reader a lot of the details without pulling back and making it feel like an infodump. Seamlessly incorporated. Nicely done, Chelle :-)

tinachristopherauthor.com said...

Filled with painful emotions and mystery you leave the reader wanting more. I'm with Millie and Linda and hope you answer some of our questions;).

Charmaine Gordon said...

I'm moved by this eight without knowing the why and wherefore. I look forward to next week to get a peek at what's going on with Jordan.

homecomingbook said...

So is Jordan physically injured or are they just watching him because he's so upset he's suicidal?

Chelle Cordero said...

More will be revealed next week. Jordan was physically hurt but the events leading to it are what others thought might make him suicidal.

Veronica Scott said...

Intense and intriguing and raises so many questions. I'm very much hooked so excellent excerpt!

caitlinsternwrites said...

Makes me wonder what Jordan did--people don't always blame you for *good* reasons, but they usually have *some* reason.

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Love it. Don't we all wish that sometimes we woke up and the previous day had all been a bad dream!

Meka James said...

Oh, this makes me want to know what happened? Car accident? Jordan was driving? Something big went down. Great 8.