Weekend Writing Warriors 9/15/13 #WeWriWa

I’m going to be switching gears here, from A Handful of Wishes, my WIP about a boy and his genie, to my soon-to-be-released women’s fiction novel, The Lone Wolf, out December 2nd from Evolved Publishing.

After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.

In this chunk, Kasey has just arrived home from running some errands.

As I stepped onto our front porch, an envelope tucked in the front storm door caught my eye—no return address, no postage, just Mrs. Sanford scrawled in messy feminine handwriting. I picked it up, opened it, and pulled out the contents: a letter, wrapped around several photographs. I smiled at the quaintness; who printed out pictures anymore when they were just as easy to email?

I set the letter aside and studied the photos. Their low-quality fuzziness indicated they’d been taken with a webcam, but I could still clearly discern two people intimately engaged. As I focused on the images, my smile faded. One figure was David; although his face wasn’t visible in the photos, after almost ten years together I’d have recognized his stocky frame anywhere.

The other figure, the female, was not me.

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  1. Jerk! Oh, this was good. So good I wanted to lash out for her. I’m a big fan of women’s fiction. Can’t wait for more of this. Great job!

  2. ohh, is somebody blackmailing her? Or simply being mean? Betrayal always makes for a good story and I’m pretty curious about Kasey’s reaction. BTW I like that quick thought of hers about photos and email; it adds to her personality 🙂

  3. Great use of the 8 sentences, keeping it light until almost the end. Well done!

  4. Oh dear, one of those envelopes you wish you could *not* have opened but now it’s too late…very well done excerpt and leaves us with so many questions. Great 8!

  5. Goodness. As I was reading it, I just wanted to yell at her to NOT look at the pictures, and yet, she needs to know. You hooked me in emotionally, nice job!

  6. Oh wow. What a way to learn about his infidelity!

  7. Wow, sending picture instead of talking to her face to face. That girl probably waited for her to leave the house to put them there, kind of creepy.

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