This week I just joined the Weekend Writing Warriors. By 9 AM on Sundays, an 8 sentence excerpt of your manuscripts or drafts is shared around the web. It can be from published or unpublished works. It’s a cool concept that I couldn’t pass up. If you’re interested in checking out the other writers who participated for the week, please go to WeWriWa’s Website on JUNE 22ND.
For my debut, I picked a section from my women’s fiction novella, Something’s Amiss. Poe and Oliver have just tucked in Raven, his younger cousin. Here’s the excerpt:
The kitchen was quiet, heightening her anxiousness. “It’s good seeing everyone again, especially your mom.” Good. Keep the focus on his family, not him.
He smirked, mischief in his expression. “Everyone? Even me?”
Oh no, he was opening a whole can of worms.
Oliver never thought he’d see his ex, Poe, step foot in Rhode Island again. But, she returns a year later to pay her respects for the loss of Jenna, Oliver’s cousin. Deciding life’s too short, he plans to fight for what he wants. Can he convince Poe to give him a second chance? Or will old resentments resurface?
Poe’s life is going well in Pittsburgh. Her comic book is in production, and she has a great social life. Her world is shattered when she finds out her best friend, Jenna, passed away. She goes to Rhode Island, planning to attend the funeral. She gets an unexpected surprise when she’s able to bond with Jenna’s younger daughter, Raven. And, for a long time, she thought her ex hated her. Poe soon realizes, maybe she was wrong.