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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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.
After a passionate night (and morning) Justin gets dressed to leave, as promised, before Dennis is brought home.
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"I'll be back in a few hours and I'll drive Dennis to school," he carefully donned his clothing. He kissed her and then was out the door, Layne stretched languidly and went back to sleep.
He was thinking how great it had been to wake up next to her as he trotted down the stairs and out the building exit onto the still dark morning street; the blow came from behind and knocked him to the ground.
Dazed, Justin tried to get up when he was kicked in the side; the sharp, stabbing pain knocked the breath out of him. Trying to block the blows, he realized there was more than one and he couldn't fend off all the punches and kicks, he fought a valiant fight, but there were three of them. He was struggling not to lose consciousness, a tight band was being wound on his arm. Through a swollen eye he saw the needle and felt the pinch as a hot fluid was squeezed into his vein.
"Keep your hands off what doesn't belong to you."
He heard those words through the fog that began to form in his head, they ran towards the street. Justin used the last of his strength to try to stand, he needed to get to Layne, he knew they were going after her; he fell and didn't get up again.
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