Hello and Happy Sunday! It’s been a few weeks since I have participated in the Weekend Writing Warriors so I figured it was about time I get back to it. I’ve missed it! If you’ve never heard of Weekend Writing Warriors before, this is the day a group of authors come together to share 8 to 10 sentences from a current work-in-progress or recently published story. Check out the main page for the official list at http://www.wewriwa.com and enjoy a variety of genres.
I really struggled to settle on a snippet to share this week. My current work-in-progress is giving me some headaches and I’m not convinced it’s a story worth sticking with … but I couldn’t settle on anything from my other stories either so here goes.
Riley is one of the best in her field but she only works alone. Being forced to work with Madison to secure a case that will land her the promotion she desperately needs is proving difficult. They have already screwed up once and the boss isn’t happy. Because my sentences are so short, there isn’t much to my snippet but nonetheless, I hope you enjoy.
With a sigh, Riley turned and shoved the door open and stomped out of the office. She didn’t look back even when she heard Madison following close at her heels. She wasn’t in the mood for conversation and she didn’t need to sit down and try to come up with a plan with someone who probably couldn’t tie her own shoes.
“Riley, wait up!”
Reluctantly, Riley stopped just as the fresh air hit her outside the high rise that contained Frank’s office.
“What are we going to do?” Madison asked.
“You are going to go back to wherever you came from and lay low for a while and I’m going to go figure this mess out.”
“I was the one who made a shot.” The statement hit Riley hard like a smack to the face.
Thanks for reading! Please feel free to share your thoughts. I always enjoy reading them. 🙂
20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – Beginner’s Luck”
I can feel the tension between them! Thankfully they are pulling out hair or shouting the F-word. LOL
Thankfully they are not. 🙂 But hey, they are only just getting started so maybe… hee hee Just kidding. Thanks for reading.
Hmm. What kind of shot? You’ve got me wondering.
I was purposely vague. Sorry about that. I’m still working out the details of this one. Thanks for reading 🙂
Lots of tension in this. Looks like they’ve got a lot of ground to cover before they’ll make a good team. Nice snippet!
Thanks, Monica. 🙂
Excellent snippet, Stephanie. This looks like another page turner! I can’t wait to read more!
Thanks, Kim. 🙂 I will be back to share more as soon as I make a little more progress on it.
Her unhappiness at working with a partner is evident. I’m curious to read more. 🙂
Thanks, Jessica. 🙂
Got a shot at what I wonder? Interesting excerpt!
Thanks, Veronica. 🙂
Hmm, this isn’t going so well. Hope they get it together soon!
Thanks, Christina. 🙂
Shot? What do they mean?? Looking forward to finding out more! Welcome back. It’s frustrating when a project won’t cooperate. Hang in there!
Thanks, Rose. 🙂 I will make it clearer in future snippets. Thanks, it is frustrating but I think I’ve worked out some issues with it over the weekend and I’m ready to roll up the sleeves and get back to work this week. Fingers crossed!
Good, tense back and forth.
Stick with it, Stephanie! Your characters will figure their way along the story. 🙂
Thanks, Teresa! 🙂 I will do just that. I have some new ideas to play around with this week and I’m looking forward to seeing where they take me.
Great snippet, the dialogue was nice and crisp. I don’t think any writer works on a story that doesn’t give them at least one headache. Stick with it, and you’ll do great. 🙂
This really establishes the tension in their relationship and makes me want to see how it develops. Welcome back!