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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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. When you finish here you can find more excerpts at

Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.

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Last Week:
The doctor’s eyes widened just a touch. “You must have come straight here.” 

“I did. Like I said, it was important to me to see that she was okay.” 

Dr. De Luca took a big pull on her soft drink. “The receptionist at the Pine City shelter told me that the director had offered you a job when your sentence was over.” 

"That's right she did, but..." How could he make her see? 

This week: 
What words could describe his despair over the loss of every single freedom he had? Someone else had told him when to go to bed and when to get up. Meals consisted of something someone else said you should eat. His gaze fell to the blue denim shirt he wore. It was the first thing he’d had to wear in over three years that wasn’t regulation prison issue. Unless you’d been in the same situation, you’d never understand why he didn’t want to work there. 

The doctor’s next words blew him out of the water. “You still feel like a prisoner there, don’t you?” 

He laughed at himself. “And here I was thinking nobody could understand that."


Unknown said...

Ah, how nice that she gets him right away.

Nancy Gideon said...

Ah, soul mates. She can supply the understanding for things he find difficult to speak about. What a nice pairing!

Veronica Scott said...

I love that she totally 'gets' him! Enjoying this story so much...can't wait for more. Great snippet.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Elaine, this is so real, so special. Thanks for the story.

Amy Braun said...

Sounds like he's got a lot of adjusting to do!

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Adjusting after years of being locked up... Hope he finds his comfort zone soon, but somehow I doubt it'll be that easy.

Lyn said...

Nice inner landscape. Good writing, enjoyed it.

Ed Hoornaert said...

She glimpses his essence hidden underneath the label "ex-con." That's a great way to connect these two at a deep level.

Diane Burton said...

She really understands him and his situation. How wonderful that must seem to him. Nice job.