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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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.
Later that day, after the mall incident, Justin brings Layne and Dennis to the park for a picnic lunch. Dennis is playing at the pond's edge, Justin is keeping a watchful eye on him. Layne is still embarrassed about the mall incident.
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"I am so very sorry for the way I acted in the mall."
"Don't worry, being a parent is still new to me, I guess it's spooky when you hear about all the things that can happen to a kid." Justin made sure to keep an eye on Dennis while he spoke.
"It's not just that, I've worried that Charlie was going to try to snatch him ever since he was born."
"But Layne," Justin turned to her, "he hasn't found you in six years; maybe he's not even looking. You left before he even knew if you were pregnant, he probably figures that you would have had an abortion."
"I thought about it, but I kept denying that I was pregnant; by the time I admitted it, I felt pregnant, I couldn't do it anymore." She tossed a glance at her son, "I'm glad I didn't."
"So am I," Justin whispered as he watched her face.
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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.
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