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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. I've been sharing excerpts from Return Engagement. To recap, Richard and Elizabeth meet by accident on the beach ten years after Richard's father broke them up. Richard invites her to have hot dogs with him, and she does. Last week she told him he was too possessive, but he said you're supposed to take care of the one you love. He's been pushing her pretty hard about Alex the guy she's engaged to. I've skipped a few lines, and we're picking up here:

“I told you it was just tentative plans, Richard. Let it go at that.” Elizabeth knew she had made firm plans to meet Alex and her mother. She’d have some major explaining to do tomorrow, and oh, how she dreaded it. Without lying she couldn’t think of any way to make this evening with Richard sound like anything other than what it was. And she didn’t make a habit of lying.

Richard surprised her by obediently dropping the subject of Alex and her dinner plans. “Be it far from me to argue about Alex Crawford. Are you finished? If you are let’s go to that amusement park down the beach and have some fun.” 


What do you think? Will she go with him or go back home to her fiancé?

20 comments:

Jennifer Reynolds said...

My money is on her going with him. :)

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh dear, if she has to explain, she should maybe break it off with Alex. Good snippet, Elaine. :)

Iris Blobel said...

Oh boy ... I hope she doesn't, but I have a feeling she will. great snippet.

Linda said...

I think she should go home. This can't be good. I mean it's one thing to think about breaking your engagement but that's another thing to have to break it because you cheated and if she stays, that's what might happen.

Zoe said...

She has to go back - even if it's just to break it off with her fiancé. Anyone who will cheat on a current fiancé will cheat on a future one too.

Sarah W said...

If she doesn't know what she wants, she should definitely step back and assess.

But I'm betting she'll go with him. :)

Cecilia Corona said...

What a snippet. I think she will go with him though.

Aurora Springer said...

What fun is it if she doesn't go?

Veronica Scott said...

Good that Richard knows when to back off. I like his idea of fun! Excellent excerpt...

gemma parkes said...

I think she should go - maybe - it could be no strings fun? Hmm, tough one.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Her cheatin heart will tell on her. She better make up her mind and fast. Good snippet, my friend.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Okay.... If she feels she's caught between lying and avoiding, something is definitely wrong here. If she's smart, she'd probably plead a headache and do neither. But in affairs of love... we're seldom smart.

He's definitely holding out the carrot though

Elaine Cantrell said...

Does anyone know Zoe who posted a comment earlier? I can't find her on either list.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I think she should go home. She should break thing off first with her fiance before thinking about moving on.

Kate Corcino said...

I'm thinking if she has to explain...there's more to it than she thinks. :)

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Zoe.... She was/is on the list I did see her blog. That said, I started commenting/visiting before I signed up for the WeWriWa and Snippet Sunday. Maybe she's testing the waters too.

P.T.Wyant said...

To me it sounds like she currently doesn't want to be around either one of the men in her life.

JTsuruoka said...

I think her fiancee is going to have a change in plans... and soon. I like how you're having her walk the tightrope.

Teresa Cypher said...

She needs to give up the fiance that I think she really doesn't love, and give Richard another chance. :-)

You're storytelling must be doing a good job, Elaine. Everyone has an opinion about what she should do, lol. I guess everyone is invested, at least a little bit. :-)

Aheila said...

Hmmm... It's not good that she feels she has to hide the nature of the evening somehow. A sign of feelings she has yet to come to terms with?