Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #30

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday: http://wewriwa.com

For my story, it’s the ending of Sequoia thoughts, then Perry’s point-of-view is back!!! Imagine seeing your significant other for the first time since she broke your heart…

Here’s my excerpt:

The suitcases were heavy; if she hadn’t messed up, then Perry would be there to help. She sighed, holding back tears. What if the cast shunned her, making her an outsider? At least she knew she’d always have Kenley.

* * * *

Perry glanced down at his watch: where was she? It was almost time to board the flight and Sequoia still wasn’t there. He was sandwiched between Colin and Melody, who kept bashing Sequoia, trying to make Perry feel better, but only making him feel worse. Why couldn’t they sit in silence and let him think?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

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Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #29

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. It’s a fun way to get feedback on WIPs or to find new authors to read. If you’re interested in any of these options, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday: http://wewriwa.com

Here’s my excerpt on my story about a celebrity scandal:

“Sequoia, are you nervous about seeing Perry? Will you two get along for the sake of promoting your movie? Or do you think you’ll fight like cats and dogs, that whole sexual tension thing?”

“Perry and I are professionals. I’m confident that we’ll be able to get along, at least act civil when the cameras are rolling.” Sequoia swallowed a knot in her throat. Hopefully, she would be right.

She answered a few more questions, then they headed to the front door of the airport, escorted by Kenley’s boyfriend.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #28

Saying a prayer for my granddad. Today I found out he had a fever of 106 degrees and that he experienced a heart attack. He has to spend overnight at Winchester’s medical center. I hope he gets the peace and rest that he needs.

On a lighter note, the Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share 8-sentence excerpts, published and unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday: http://www.wewriwa.com

Here’s my excerpt:

“Ladies, think how you’d like your daughter, mom, cousin, aunt, grandma to be treated in a situation where she made a mistake. Would you want outsiders to call her a whore, making things even more difficult for her?” Kenley wrapped her arms around Sequoia’s shoulders.

Sequoia squeezed Kenley’s waist, planting a kiss on her cheek. “I love you, Kenley, thanks for being my best friend.”

“Thanks for being my best friend.”

Both ladies smiled at each other–at that moment, Sequoia knew everything would be okay eventually as she faced the crowd of vultures. “They had a right to run the story how they saw fit, however, they got the facts wrong; it’s their false opinion, which is sad that the public will read the article and possibly side with them; they don’t know the whole story, and according to their article, they don’t wish to know the whole story.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warrior Excerpt #27

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share 8-sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to read wonderful talent or would like to join, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday: http://www.wewriwa.com

Here’s my excerpt:

Paparazzi stepped closer, trapping the three of them against the car. They hardly had space to open the trunk to get their belongings out. Paparazzi screamed Sequoia’s name as though she was a far distance away, not standing only two inches away from them.

“Sequoia, have you read the Gossip Reel article yet? If so, what do you have to say about it?”

Kenley said, “Gossip Reel should be ashamed of themselves, picking on a young girl like that. All women should be disappointed that they called Sequoia a whore in the title. Expect that from men–maybe: but from women–that’s despicable…”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #26

The Weekend Writing Warriors is a cool website that allows writers to share 8-sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere for feedback or support. If you’d like to join or read talented writers, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday: http://www.wewriwa.com

Here’s my excerpt:

“Sequoia?” Kenley asked with concern.

“I’m fine, let’s go.”

“I’ll block them from you two. Just say ‘no comment’ to everything they ask, Sequoia,” Kenley’s boyfriend said.

“No, I’ll answer some of their questions. The world can only speculate what happened and it’ll stay that way unless I speak up to tell my side of the story. If they’re going to form an opinion about me, then I’d rather they hear the whole truth.” She wiped a tear from her eye, opening the car door; Kenley and her boyfriend followed suit.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #25

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpt, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join the fun or would love to read wonderful talent, then please check out the WeWriWa website on Sunday. Here’s the link: http://www.wewriwa.com

Here’s my excerpt:

They hadn’t seen each other or talked on the phone since the executive meeting.

Would he avoid her, could he even look at her, how would her Hollywood family treat her? Naturally, they’d probably pick sides; who was she kidding–they’d definitely pick sides. Of course, they’d be around Perry most of the time, especially if he acted like a wounded puppy.

Echo, she didn’t even get to say good-bye or even got a say in what kennel he’d be staying in. No matter what happened between Sequoia and Perry, they’d have to come to terms that they were parents to Echo. They’d have to plan a visitation schedule. Even though she was in the wrong, she wasn’t willing to give up on their dog that easily.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #24

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome website that allows writers to share published or unpublished 8-sentence excerpts with the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday ( http://www.wewriwa.com )

Here’s my excerpt:

Kenley grabbed her friend’s hand again, “You ready?”

Sequoia took a deep breath. It wasn’t really the paparazzi she was worried about.  This magazine article had managed to rip her a new one, and there was nothing she could do. Just like she couldn’t do anything to prevent photos being taken of her or her words to be taken out of context. No, she didn’t worry about them. She didn’t know how Perry would treat her. That scared her the most.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby