Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jilted ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 11/22/15

Hi! Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warrior and Snippet Sunday round. Every week writers post 8-to-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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.

For the next few weeks I'll be sharing snippets from my 2015 holiday-themed short story     Believing in Santa 

Seth tries to ask Dini out (a date?) when she surprises him by running away. Worried that she is scared of him, he follows her out.

  (the following may have been creatively edited to fit)  ...and now the eight nine ten:

“Hey, hey, stop,” he called after her.

Dini froze in place, “crap,” she spoke to the space in front of her.

“Dini, I’m not going to hurt you,” his voiced was laced with concern. “It was a drunk and disorderly, I can explain. I would never hurt you.”

 “It has nothing to do with you.”

“Then why did you run?”

“This is not a good day for me and when you said you wanted to ask me out… it was too much.”

“I don’t understand.”

She sighed, “today was supposed to be my first wedding anniversary.”

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Dini didn’t want to think about her past. And, Seth wasn’t thinking about anything but his past. Thrown together as Santa and his Number One Elf at the homeless shelter, Dini and Seth seem to be on opposite sides... of everything. Her past is catching up to her, and Seth may risk his future to protect her. 

Believing in Santa

I cannot believe that it is the holiday season ALREADY! Everything seems to go by much too fast these days. One of the houses near where I live puts up their Halloween decorations before Labor Day and replaces them with Christmas decorations on November 1... rushing it just a bit? (Chanukah does start on December 6 this year and I haven't even started my shopping, HELP!) Meanwhile  for those in the USA, have a very happy Thanksgiving! And for EVERYONE, I hope you have a week of joy, peace, family and love.

This week began with my computer out of commission and it was pretty frustrating trying to keep up with deadlines. Folks, if your local library has Internet access and computers for use, it is a BLESSING. Thanks for my smart phone (which I admit I fought against getting) I was able to get my email and check a few things, but...  The research and articles I had to do were too complicated for me to handle on that tiny 4-inch screen. Since I am used to working out of my home office and keeping my own schedule it was indeed a challenge to fit as much work as possible into the library's schedule. Years ago I did programming at a local library and encouraged people to make use of the resources, I could have been a walking advertisement for libraries this week.
My apologies to the many people I never got to visit on WeWriWa and SnippetSunday this past week, I was definitely being challenged.


Teresa Cypher said...

Oh no. But I nice bit of intrigue. Wonder why it's not her first anniversary after all...

Holy cow--you've got a lot going on! Sorry about your computer. And at least it's a good week for sales as far as being late to start your gift shopping. :-)

No snippet for me this week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Chelle...many blessings to you!

Siobhan Muir said...

Wow, Chelle, that's a lot. But it was a good snippet. :)

Aurora Springer said...

Wow - such a sad end. She needs cheering up.

Elaine Cantrell said...

The poor girl. I feel for you. You too. You've had quite a time.

Linda said...

Ouch! That's a pretty hard one to overcome.

Unknown said...

Some times, it isn't really about you. Still, drunk and disorderly isn't great, either.

diannehartsock said...

Oh, this is a sad snippet. I hope she can work passed this and find some happiness.

JTsuruoka said...

Intense stuff, as per usual. Your realistic dialogue really sells the scene.

Iris B said...

wow - there's a little twist ... well done.

PT said...

Yeah, definitely not a good day for her -- and really bad timing on his part.