Sunday, June 16, 2013

Family Shards




Welcome back for another eight sentences from Shades of Blue, my WIP. Please also check out the other Snippet Sunday folks and the Weekend Writing Warriors. Something for everyone from these talented writers!

This week's snippet continues right after JoJo finds out Britney told Russ that Sam was trying out for football, but Sam claims she didn't do it out of spite. Here's the explanation.


“She had just come in the room and didn’t know he’d already hit me. I don’t think she would’ve said anything if she’d known how mad he would get about it.”

“Oh, I just bet,” I said, my fists squeezed so tight that my fingernails were cutting into my palms.

“No, really,” he said, “because when he grabbed me by the throat, she started yelling at him to stop. And she hit him over the head with a lamp when he wouldn’t let me go, then she told me to get out of the house until he sobered up.”

“Oh my God.” I didn’t know if I was more shocked because Russ had tried to choke Sam or because Britney had actually done something decent. I rose to my knees and put my arms around Sam’s neck. “I’m so glad you got out of there, and you can’t go back.”

If only it were that simple. More next week.


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11 comments:

Joanne Stewart said...

Sam is a really touching character. You've got me by my heart with him. I'm hooked on finding out what happened to these two. Fantastic snippet.

Elaine Cantrell said...

I'm with Joanne. I want to know what happened to those two.

Sarah W said...

I rarely want to go into a book and save a character, but I'm making an exception here.

She's right--he CAN'T go back. But he probably will . . .

Veronica Scott said...

I'm with everyone else, I feel so protective toward Sam! Can't wait to keep reading, great excerpt!

Zee Monodee said...

Very intriguing! I wanna know more!

Mona Rodriguez said...

It leaves the reader feeling protective of Sam. Interesting!

authorannelange.com said...

Wow. Like everyone else here I want to help Sam. Very nice snippet!

sue said...

that was a surprise about his mother.. how far will she go?

stevie-carroll said...

Excellent character dynamics in that excerpt.

Brenda Ashworth Barry said...

I'm so wanting to save Sam. I love this story so much. Great job!

Linda said...

I feel a little bit worried for Britney.