Happy Sunday to all the Snippet Sunday folks and Weekend Writing Warriors! Time for another eight sentences from my WIP, Shades of Blue. And thanks to a conversation I had with one of my awesome critique group partners, I'm finally getting back to working on this story again!
This week I decided to share a scene where Sam and JoJo are talking about his real father who left when Sam was a toddler.
“My mom didn’t seem like she’d been drinking as much as usual when I went to tell her goodnight, and she kept saying how much I was starting to look like him, then she got out her yearbook so I could see for myself. It said under his picture that not only was he quarterback for Pine Grove, he was a High School All-American signed by Florida State.”
“Do you really look like him?” I asked.
“Yeah, except he’s a lot bigger. He’s got blond hair like me, and our chins are the same shape. You know, that was the first time I ever saw a picture of him, and he didn’t look like a guy who would run off and desert his wife and kid. He looked like he’d be kinda nice, and you should see how pretty my mom was in high school.”
I’d always wondered if there was more to the story about Sam’s dad than we knew, but unless he suddenly decided to come back someday, I didn’t see how we’d ever find out the truth.
I'm guessing they do find out more. What about you? ;-)
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