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note, the Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share 8-sentence excerpts, published and unpublished, to the blogosphere.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 Warriors Excerpt #19

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog site that allows writers to showcase their published and/or unpublished work to the blogosphere by sharing an 8-sentence excerpt. It’s a great chance to get feedback on drafts or to find new readers for published stories. If you’d like to participate or find new authors, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 26th.

Sequoia’s involved in a celebrity scandal, and she just finished reading a magazine article slut shaming her. She’s on her way to the airport with her best friend and co-star, Kenley. Here’s my excerpt:

“This will all blow over in a couple of months. Your friends and family have your back no matter what. They definitely went too far with calling you a whore in the title. I have a feeling many women will boycott that; influential, high executives, popular actresses–we won’t stand for that. Gossip Reel should be ashamed of themselves, a bunch of women setting us back. Men use that derogatory term against women, women shouldn’t use it on each other.”

“Do you really think some people will boycott?” [Sequoia asked.]

Kenley held Sequoia’s hand, keeping her other one on the 10 position of the steering wheel. “Absolutely, I’m first on the list.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #17

Weekend Writing Warriors is a fun website that allows talented writers to showcase their published or unpublished 8-sentence excerpts for the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or read some new stories, please visit WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, October 12th.

I was going to have my next installment be about the scandalous interview in Australia, but I’ll backtrack a bit. It’s the day the cast meets at the airport to head off for their promotional tour of Remember Me. A magazine has just printed about Sequoia’s cheating on Perry. The brutal article was posted right before this section (I didn’t share it because it’s pretty long 🙂 ).

Any feedback for improvements is much appreciated. This is my first story that’s not a drama or has a psycho character LOL.

Here’s my excerpt:

Sequoia scrunched the magazine in her hands then threw it on the floor. She wiped tears rolling down her cheek. Good thing she wore sunglasses because there was no way she could keep her cool today. No one, especially paparazzi, could see her cry. The only people she trusted were Seneca and Kenley. Unfortunately, Seneca was back in Georgia; however, Kenley was in the driver’s seat. They were on their way to the airport, Kenley’s boyfriend sat in the backseat, asleep.

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #13

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that has writers share 8-sentence excerpts with the blogosphere. It can be from published or unpublished work. The blog hop is a fun way to get feedback and constructive criticism on rough drafts, and it’s a creative way to showcase your books. If you’re interested in joining or reading the talent of participating writers, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, Sept. 14th.

Here’s the excerpt from my women’s fiction novel:

Seconds later, Colin tapped Perry’s arm like a bored child trying to get his parent’s attention. Did he want to hear gossip that badly? Before Perry could voice his annoyance, Colin said, “Bro, we have company.”

Perry watched the door, and sure enough, Cody entered the bar with an entourage of three guys. They all had messy hair as though it was purposefully styled that way, matching salmon polo shirts, and khaki shorts. They resembled a corny boy band–the heart throb, the bad boy, the lead singer, and the no talented hack. The no talented hack being Cody, of course. Cody didn’t spot them as he made his way to the bar.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #10

Weekend Writing Warriors found a creative way to bring talented authors together who would like to share their 8-sentence excerpts to the blogosphere. These excerpts can be from unpublished or published works. If anyone would like to join or would like to read the wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, August 24th.

I’m continuing my chapter for this week. If anyone needs to catch up, here’s Snippet #1, Snippet #2, and Snippet #3. My excerpt is still about two friends bonding over their hatred for a celebrity trying to mess up their promotional tour. Here goes:

Sequoia was good at keeping secrets, so it’s not like she would tell him.

“What?” Colin frowned.

Out of his daze, Perry said, “Huh?”

“What’s up, you were looking at me weird. Don’t tell me that we can’t get past this afternoon.” A teasing smirk formed on Colin’s lips. “Will you forgive me if I print a public apology?”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #9

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that allows published and unpublished writers to share their 8-sentence excerpts online. Followers can leave comments as feedback, critique, and/or encouragement and motivation. I’m happy that History Sleuth invited me to participate a little over two months ago because it’s been really fun so far. For any writers who would like to join every Sunday or would like to read the talented writers’ works, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, August 17th.

I’ve been sharing my snippet on my story about three celebrities caught in a cheating scandal. Right now, Perry and Colin are at the bar, upset with today’s events during their promotional tour. If you need to catch up, here’s Snippet #1 and Snippet #2.

Here’s my 8-sentence excerpt as a continuation of the chapter:

The incident only happened a few hours ago. “Well, thanks for having my back; I really appreciate it.”

“No problem, bro.”

Perry sighed, thinking about that dreadful interview. He had promised himself that he would never discuss Sequoia’s kiss with the public, but he hadn’t anticipated that the media would force his hand. First, they were trying to start rumors about Sequoia and Colin, then they sprang Cody on him; Perry studied his friend. Would he ever make a move on Sequoia? Had he ever?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #8

Weekend Writing Warriors is a fun blog hop that allows talented writers and authors to share their 8-sentence excerpts to the blogosphere. The excerpts can be from published or unpublished works. If you’d like to participate or want to spend your Sunday reading awesome stuff, please visit the WeWriWa’s website.

Last Sunday, I started sharing my untitled story about three celebrities getting caught in a cheating scandal. Here’s the excerpt from last week: WeWriWa #7 (if you need to catch up).

And, here’s the continuation of the chapter:

“No you didn’t. No one deserves having someone wrap his hands around their throat…”

Colin scanned the room to make sure no one was eavesdropping. Their bodyguards were 2 tables away, dressed in regular clothing. They were both around 6’4 inches and weighed about 240 pounds. A WWE wrestler had nothing on those men, with their broad shoulders, thick necks, and huge arms. The bodyguards were watching surfers on the huge flat screen TV on the wall.

“You gotta learn to let things go,” Colin advised.

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Like promised, I’ll tell you what happened in the previous chapter. Colin, Perry, and Sequoia (the main female character) are on a promotional tour for their movie Remember Me. In this fictional world, this movie is as popular as all the Twilights. Right now, they’re in Australia. Unbeknownst to them, Cody (Sequoia’s ex before she became famous) visits the interview to bash all of them, claiming Sequoia cheated on him with Perry. All hell broke loose–the camera and audience capturing every moment. This chapter shows Colin trying to cheer Perry up that same night.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #7

Seven is my favorite number. I’m patting myself on the back that I’ve stayed committed in joining the Weekend Writing Warriors for 7 weeks straight (almost 2 months)! Every Sunday authors and writers can share their 8 sentence excerpt of published or unpublished work with the blogosphere to hear feedback and encouragement. Please check out WeWriWa on Sunday to read all the talented writers or to join for the following week.

This week my 8 sentence excerpt is from a story I’ve had on the back burner for a while. My writing buddy is looking over it, and I want additional opinions before finding beta-readers. My story is untitled (I’m horrible with names), but it’s about three celebrities caught in a cheating scandal. This scene is after a long day of promotional touring. At first, Colin and Perry were fighting, then a common enemy has forced them to make amends and target Cody.

Here goes:

Perry glanced down at the crumbs on the center of their table and ran his finger along the rim of his beer bottle. He slowly looked up and met Colin’s stare. “Hey, man,” Perry said. “I’m sorry about-”

Colin chuckled, shaking his head. “I knew you were quiet because you were nervous about that. Don’t sweat it. I was being a dick; I deserved it.”

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Any feedback is appreciated. My women’s fiction story is still in it’s early stages, so some changes could be made, such as changing some character names.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby