Sunday means time 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!
Last week we left Sam and JoJo at her bedroom window in the middle of the night. As promised, here's more about why he's there. This is after Sam has climbed in the window and is sitting on the end of JoJo's bed. He's just told her that his mom and Russ were both drinking heavily all night and arguing. While Sam was trying to help his mom to her bedroom, she accidentally called him Keith, his real dad's name.
I knelt on the floor beside his legs so I could look up at his face and said, “What did Russ do when she called you Keith?”
“He really lost it, JoJo--I’ve never seen him that mad before. He slapped my mom and told her he never wanted to hear that name again, and before I could say or do anything, he backhanded me and said it was my fault she did it.”
“How could it be your fault?”
“He said I’ve been trying to look and act like my dad on purpose because I want to turn my mom against him, and he said next I’d be wanting to go out for football so I could play the big shot quarterback like my old man.”
"You didn’t tell him you were trying out, did you?”
He looked at me and shook his head. “No, but Britney did.”
Now, don't jump to too many conclusions. More next week.
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