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Sunday, August 26, 2018

#WeWriWa - ROMANCE REKINDLED - Who's the Judge?


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.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by last week and left comments. This snippet is from my Christmas story, ROMANCE REKINDLED.

To orient you: After Abby discovered her mother was arrested with a strange man and his son showed up, they were told they had to wait for a hearing in two days--the day after Christmas. They return later that morning to visit.

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited some from the original.

“Hi, Abby,” Deputy Jenny Sampson called out, “If you’ve come to see your mother, you’re just in time, Ron’s taking her and George Watson over to the courthouse.”
At that moment, Deputy Dawson ushered a handcuffed George and Florence to the side door of the station, the one closest to the courthouse.
“Really, Ron?” Jenny said, “Handcuffs? Afraid those two desperados might get away from you?”
The deputy, who carried a large, black garbage bag, ignored her.
Abby followed Bethany into a bench, then Sam slid in next to her. She tried to scoot over, but Bethany wouldn’t budge. Abby was about to ask her to move when the bailiff announced, “All rise. The honorable Judge Daniel DeVran presiding.”
Santa Claus walked out and sat on the bench.




Blurb:

Abby Ten Eyck likes her life the way it is. She runs a successful business, has a well-adjusted teenage daughter, and has managed to keep men at bay since her divorce fifteen years ago. Just before Christmas, she’s hit with change. Her mother decides to sell the family home. Then she’s arrested, with an unknown man. Could this new man in her mother’s life create more upheaval? Or could his handsome son be just what Abby needs to revive her dormant feelings?

Sam Watson embraces 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 of his father’s girlfriend who fascinates him. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his driven self. He must help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.

ROMANCE REKINDLED is available at:

Amazon  ~  Amazon UK  ~  iBooks  ~  Kobo  ~  Smashwords  ~ Nook




I'll be at a book event all day Sunday, but I'll be sure to visit when I return.



18 comments:

  1. You do keep throwing in the surprises! Santa Claus?!!! Such a fun snippet, full of enticing questions...

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. I always hope for this kind of response.

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  2. Oh, my 'Lanta. I love that last line. It fits with the rest of the cray crays stuff happening around her, doesn't it?

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    1. Yep. I kept thinking "what could make this funnier than it is."

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  3. What a great snippet, that last sentence is a showstopper for sure!

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  4. Santa, eh? I'm guessing it's a guy whom she'd seen dressed as Santa, rather than the judge is wearing a Santa suit.

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  5. Haha. I have a feeling nothing about this hearing is going to be very orthodox.

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  6. There's a lot going on in this courthouse. Santa and awkward seating.

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  7. I guess the handcuffs are protocol, though they do seem excessive. And Santa isn't out of place the day after Christmas... but not in a courtroom! You've got me intrigued.

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    1. Looks like I misled. It's the day before Christmas.

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  8. Santa is presiding! I love that. lol

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  9. Santa?! That's not what I expected haha

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