Sunday, January 31, 2016

Aftermath

Time again for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!




Continuing with my YA coming-of-age mystery, Shades of Blue, (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) this scene takes place immediately following last week's snippet when Sam rescues JoJo from Chip Wiley and she realizes just before she passes out that it was a trap to get Sam out there so Chip and his two friends could gang up on him. Warning: creative punctuation used!


When I opened my eyes again, Sam was smoothing the hair away from my face and saying my name over and over in a tear-choked voice.

“Don’t cry, Sam, I’m okay.”

He cried harder.

“I’m sorry I didn’t get here sooner, JoJo.”

When he raised his head to look at me, I saw his bloody nose and cut lip and started to cry too, then we hugged each other until our tears slowed and he took out his handkerchief to wipe my face with it.

“JoJo, did he . . .” he started, then he stopped and looked at me with fearful eyes, but I was too ashamed to meet his gaze.

“No, he just put his filthy hands on me and made me . . . touch him,” I said, scrubbing my palms on my jeans and staring at them in disgust. “I don’t think they’ll ever feel clean again, and neither will I.”

“You didn’t do anything wrong.”

“Yes I did, I led you right into their trap.”


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16 comments:

  1. Whew! I'm glad Sam doesn't seem too badly hurt and the bad guys are gone. Hope he and JoJo can recover from this.

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  2. I like these two! Great snippet....

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  3. Great moment between these two. It could have been so much worse but seems they made it. Great snippet. :-)

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  4. Oh man, what a place to be, in either of their positions. Great snippet, Joyce. :)

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  5. Wow! What the hell is wrong with those guys!
    I'm glad Jojo and Sam are ok though.

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  6. Poignant scene. The fact that they care for each other so much makes them very endearing.

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  7. It makes you so angry at those bullies.

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  8. Highly emotional scene, and believable too. The dialogue really works.

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  9. Great scene. Very mature and poignant. I like the way they care for each other.

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  10. A poignant scene with great interaction. Nice!

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  11. Aww, this was wonderful. You can definitely feel the emotions between them, and this was a gorgeous display of vulnerability, loyalty, and affection. :)

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  12. I'm glad that Sam isn't too badly beaten. Tough scene.

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  13. Awww... I love her last line.

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  14. Gee I really hope Sam kicked their asses despite being outnumbered. Touching and emotional scene, in many ways. Her last though hits the heart hard. Nicely done.

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  15. Good scene. I was pretty worried about him. :-) I need to make time to read this!

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  16. So short, yet so intense. Love it!

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