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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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 and Layne have an (almost) peaceful lunch, she is still very much on guard about his motives; Dennis (their son) had taken a store flyer from the back of Justin's car when he drove him to school and shown it to Layne - the (chain) store is Justin's family company so she knows he's got money. Justin mistakenly thinks that it's safe to discuss his plans...
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"I spoke with my lawyer..."
Layne was instantly alert, "what did you need to speak to your lawyer about?"
"I want to set up a trust fund for Dennis."
"To help provide for him," he saw how defensive she was.
"We've done fine without your help for six years," she stood and took the empty soup bowls back into the kitchen and hid her trembling hands.
"I didn't say you haven't," he followed her, "look, I've got some money..."
"And I don't, so we should be thankful and all that happy crap. I've managed to raise Dennis on things that are a lot more important than money," she turned her back to him and began washing the bowls, "I know all about J. Ross Paint and Lumber."
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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.
At least in the northern hemisphere late fall and winter are a cold, cold time; of course there is one way to warm yourself and chase the chill from your bones... ahem. Anyway, it stands to reason that there are a lot of people born in July and August (my own two children are prime examples - Marc on July 8 & Jenni on August 9)
There are also a lot of notable writers born in the summer months, here are a few born in July: How many have YOU read?
Herman Hesse: July 2, 1877- August 9, 1962Franz Kafka: July 3, 1883- June 3, 1924E.B. White: July 11, 1899- October 1, 1985Henry David Thoreau: July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862Pablo Neruda: July 12, 1904- September 23, 1977Hunter S. Thompson: July 18, 1937- February 20, 2005Ernest Hemingway: July 21, 1889- July 2, 1961Alexandre Dumas: July 24, 1802- December 5, 1870Zelda Fitzgerald: July 24, 1900- March 10, 1948George Bernard Shaw: July 26, 1856- November 2, 1950Aldous Huxley: July 26, 1894- November 22, 1963
Beatrix Potter: July 28, 1866- December 12, 1943Stanley Kunitz: July 29, 1905- May 14, 2006Emily Bronte: July 30, 1818- December 18, 1848J.K. Rowling: July 31, 1965- current