Weekend Writing Warrior 4/3/16 #8Sunday

sleeping feetThis month’s excerpts are from the next stand-alone short story I plan to release (still working on the title). I don’t have a blurb yet either, but it’s about an American guy’s up-and-down relationship with a French girl.

In this week’s scene, it’s Daniel’s first night in France. Mireille told him she’d meet him in the morning to walk him to orientation.

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He remembered nodding, shutting the door, taking off a shoe, and then nothing until a loud pounding woke him.

“Mmph,” he muttered, rolling over onto something sharp. He pushed and shoved until the painful object landed with a thud on the floor, then buried his head under the pillow.

The pounding persisted.

“Daniel,” a female voice called between bangs, “Daniel, why are you not awake?”

He sat up and rubbed the sleep from his eyes. The day before came back to him: the flight, the train ride, the girl outside his door.


He leaped from the bed with an energy he hadn’t had a moment before.

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  1. I wonder what he pushed out of the bed? Great snippet!

  2. What a way to wake up! Loved the scene…

  3. Nothing brings a man awake faster than the thought of an attractive girl at his door! Good snippet.

  4. Ah, the joys of jet lag (which is what I assume knocked him out so badly).

  5. I’m really curious what sharp object he ended up leaving on his bed. Hopefully nothing important or breakable.

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