Salutations readers! Today I’m posting a lil’ eight sentence excerpt from the mystery work involved in Thursday’s Name that Novel mania (Ironfang is winning!) for the Weekend Writing Warriors weekly bloghop. The snippet itself features our protagonist, schoolteacher and single mum Valerie Chance, caught in rare moment when s**t isn’t going down. Physically anyway. Without further ado…
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Since Martin? She’d forgotten men even existed since Martin. Since she’d seen how easily they broke, how much they bled, all that they left behind when they were gone.
“No,” she said, looking into her glass. Sensing the change in her voice, Abby started to apologise.
“Its fine,” Val said, dredging up a smile from the wine’s red depths. “I just… y’know. They say you get over it, but you don’t.”
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Where’s the rest you say? Well, it’s called a snippet for a reason. You’ll just have imagine the writing. Literally, if this scene gets ruthlessly pruned in the next redraft. More will be revealed soon…