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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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 finally wakes up in the alley next to the building he just exited. Still woozy he stumbles back to Layne's apartment to find her gone. Her clothing and Dennis' things are gone, but the few items she was sentimental about are still there. The nosy neighbor tells him that Layne and Dennis left in the company of some men; Layne said something about going home.
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More than once, Justin had to repeat his slurred words; the police officer he was speaking to was hanging up his phone.
"I'm sorry, Mr. Ross, it doesn't look like they're missing after all. Miss Gillette wrote a very clear letter of resignation to her boss, he's faxing a copy here now, and she notified the school that she was taking her son out." He turned his attention to the fax machine nearby, "that should be the letter."
According to the words she had written on the paper Layne was taking her son home after having a wonderful reconciliation with her husband, then she thanked her boss and apologized that she hadn't given him two weeks’ notice.
Justin didn't care what had been written, "They beat me up to keep me out of the way so they could kidnap them."
The police officer looked at Justin, "Mr. Ross, it's obvious that you were mugged and if you'd like to file a report..."
"I wasn't mugged."
"I think you should just go home and forget about this woman."
Justin was dismissed; no one would believe that Layne and Dennis were taken against their will.
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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.