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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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.
Justin seems to have frightened Layne off with his directness. He plans to give her time and heads back to his motel and hears the phone ringing as he enters his room - he hopes it's Layne. This excerpt has been edited to fit.
...and now the
He picked up the phone to hear Larry Davis’ perturbed voice, "where have you been all morning?”
"I went to see Layne and Dennis."
"Is she looking for money?"
"No,” Justin sighed, "to be honest, she wants nothing to do with me."
"That's good, you went up there to make sure there were no complications, not make problems."
"I've got a son now, Larry."
"Who has managed just fine for six years without you."
"Dennis and I were both robbed of knowing each other..."
"I called to let you know your mom is sick, she's asking for you."
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About Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son.
Justin, the victim of a fraternity prank, and Layne, the subject of a forced insemination, have produced a beautiful child that they are both willing to protect… at all costs.
The two parents realize they can love each other, but when Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. Justin won’t give up until Layne is returned to him. Layne uses her newfound strength, courage and knowledge to defy Charlie’s ugliest demands.
So this week my son is off climbing mountain peaks in Yosemite (check out Half-Dome), skydiving on the Pacific beachline, trekking though the wilderness and Lord only knows what else - he's with his best friend on an adventure they promised themselves a while back. I asked him just to send a text or something every few days to his wife, his father or me so that we know he is okay... for some reason his wife is getting all of the messages (lol, sons get married and moms get replaced!) Anyway, he is an adventurous sort.
My daughter also has a wanderlust and has traveled the world extensively, sometimes with her husband and sometimes with her best friend. She's planning yet another jaunt sometime around January. Bear in mind, these are not trips with travel groups but adventure seeking to see life as it exists. Sigh.
As any mom can tell you, we never stop worrying about our children no matter what age they are - or how capable we know they are. Both of my offspring are EMS professionals and save lives for a living, they often go into hazardous situations and they are counted on by so many in need as being the one who knows what to do in the most dire of circumstances. So I know I really shouldn't have anything to worry about, they can handle just about anything.
For now, just like when they were teen-agers and stayed out late, I don't sleep very well until I know they are home safe and sound. And while I write about fictional adventures and triumphs, my kids are out living it. How did such an introverted coward raise such courageous offspring?
on the road to adventure