Weekend Writing Warriors 6/28/15 #8Sunday

coverThis month I’ve been pulling from my short story collection, Us, Together. Here’s one last excerpt, from the first story, “Us, Together.”

In this scene, Andrea is concerned she might be pregnant, and Jake thinks he might be falling in love with her.

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We’d been responsible, or as responsible as two teenagers having sex in the back of a car could be. This wasn’t supposed to be happening.

Andrea leaned against me, and I slipped my arm around her. In a voice muffled against my chest, she said, “If it comes to it, there’s always the clinic. They could…do something about it.”

She’d never been much for snuggling. This felt nice, comforting.

“Maybe we could just wait and see,” I said and pulled her more tightly against me, that swelling inside my chest getting warmer with each beat of her heart next to mine.

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  1. Ooh – not a nice spot to be in. Fingers crossed everything works out.

    1. Andrea is resourceful. She’ll make it work.

  2. Keep your daughters out of the backseat of cars, folks. Lovely snippet.

    1. It was Andrea’s idea to be back there. Keep your sons out of the backseats of cars too!

  3. Difficult situation. Love his response and the way he’s thinking ahead.

    1. He’s thinking wayyyy ahead – like marriage wayyyy ahead. Andrea, though, not so much.

  4. I’m with Tina – love his response. Great snippet!

  5. It would be so nice if things would work out, but I get the feeling you don’t plan on that happening.

    1. Where’s the story in that? 🙂

  6. Sweet, intimate scene. Sometimes things that seem like disasters turn out to be blessings. Kinda hope that’s where this is headed.

    1. They both grow from this experience, so in that way it could be seen as a blessing.

  7. Wait and see only works for a little while, in situations like these…

    1. Typical teenage response though – wait and see because nothing bad will happen to us!

  8. Aw, what a sweet moment, even though the uncertainty ahead might be scary. Lovely snippet.

  9. Very real scene, ED. A scary happening in their lives. Good 8!

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