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Saturday, November 11, 2017

#WeWriWa - Jailbirds: The Box


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where authors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

I'm sharing a new project, a romance with a little mystery. It's a work in progress, so I'm open to suggestions. This snippet occurs a little later than last week's. Still, in the first chapter.

“Abby, what is this box doing here?” Standing in the doorway to the dining room, Mother had fisted her hands on her hips. “You shouldn’t have brought that down.”
“Fine time to tell me, Mother, the boys just left. It does say Christmas on the side.”
As Mother crossed the foyer into the living room, Abby followed her. 
“Mother, what’s wrong?”
Sitting in the closest chair, Mother used a tissue to wipe away a tear. “Take that box upstairs.”


The blurb and cover are also works-in-progress.


Abby Ten Eyck hates change. Her mother is arrested, with an unknown man, and she’s selling the family home—Abby’s worst nightmare. For fifteen years since her divorce, she’s kept men at bay. A handsome newcomer revives her dormant feelings, until she discovers his dad is dating her mother. How much change can she take?

Sam Watson embraces the transition from frenetic Wall Street to a small Michigan resort town. His health is worth moving close to his dad who seems over the moon in love. But it’s the daughter who fascinates Sam. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his driven self. He has to help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.

(I used canva.com to make the cover. My 1st attempt.)






30 comments:

  1. Oh, I want to know what's in that box now and why her mother is keeping it a secret. Very intriguing!

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    1. Thanks, Jess. Abby lay awake night after night trying to figure it out, too.

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  2. Apparently my reaction to literary boxes is the same one I have to the boxes Amazon mails me. I must know what's inside. Right Now!!!

    Excellent snippet!

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    1. LOL, Jess. I couldn't not open that box and look inside.

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  3. Mothers and daughters. Oh my! Secrets in the box. Terrific.

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    1. Ah, yes, Mothers & daughters. Such a complicated relationship.

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  4. Intriguing snippet. What's in the box?

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    1. Guess we're going to have to wait to see. ;)

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  5. A Pandora's box to past pain, I'm guessing. No one wants to be confronted with that. Nice snippet, Di!

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  6. Ooh, now I really want to know what ‘s in the box.

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    1. So does Abby. Can she keep from looking?

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  7. What's in the box?! ;) Great scene!

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  8. So of course now I'm dying to know what's in the box and ready to turn the page to find out. Really an effective snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. Turning that page is what I aim for.

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  9. The mystery deepens - why cry over an unopened box?

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  10. Ah, nice set up. Instantly hooked my curiosity.

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  11. I like how you quickly established the element of mystery.

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  12. Uhoh. Must be a good story behind this.

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    1. Oh, yes. But it's going to take a while before Abby finds out.

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  13. Like everyone else I'm wondering what's in the box and why her mother is so upset over it. Great snippet, very intriguing!

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  14. Intriguing snippet. Now I'm wondering if the memories in that box are sad or downright bad.

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