Weekend Writing Warriors, Something new! :) #8SUNDAY

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Hello again friends.  I’m going to shake it up a little this week.  I’m going to share the first paragraph of a completely new book that is in the works.  I’m dying to share the whole thing with you and I may be able to…  We’ll see soon enough.  Believe it or not this is going to be a short story of faith.  We’re not looking to go over 10,000 words on this one, so you’ve got a good chunk of it already.  Let me know what you think.  😉


It was one of those years that nothing was going right for me. My boyfriend Travis, left me for his sexy co-worker Genevieve, my grandfather died in August and my brother was given a prison sentence that past March. I sighed as I thought about what a mess my posh life had become and tried to remind myself that the only thing that mattered to me was that my mother enjoyed the holiday season. How was I going to make this Christmas work for her with no one else to help me out? I walked through the apartment that I shared with Travis for the last seven years, taking one last look to make sure that I didn’t leave anything behind. Unfortunately, I allowed him to put his name on the lease, leaving me heartbroken and without a place to live when he called me two nights ago, throwing the lease in my face, stating that he decided to move his new girlfriend in, and that I needed to go. Ordinarily I would have been fine with him leaving, but when my grandfather died I offered to pay the burial costs.  My grandfather didn’t have a life insurance policy and I didn’t realize that my boss intended to lay me off less than a month later.


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About nevasquiresrodriguez

Neva Squires-Rodriguez was born and raised in a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. Mother, Wife, Expert at Multitasking... and now, Author and Columnist for Reflejos Newspaper, Neva creates electrifying stories with a twist. Neva Squires-Rodriguez earned her Masters Degree from National University, a feat which she worked very hard to obtain and says she will work even harder to pay off. She claims to be a typical American, full of dreams that will hopefully get her to a more comfortable lifestyle one day. She says, “God has a plan and I will follow wherever it is that He takes me.”
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25 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Something new! :) #8SUNDAY

  1. chellecordero says:

    Wow, she certainly has had more than a rough time, one would hope things only go up from here. As a reader my curiosity is piqued as I wonder how she is going to cope with all of this. Great snippet.

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  2. You’ve set up the scene really well….I’m already on the characters side!

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  3. What a mess. You’ve set up a cliff hanger right away making us want to know more! And that’s what writers want. Super good eight.

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  4. Frank Fisher says:

    What a mess she’s in! Whatever will she do? Great cliff hanger indeed!

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  5. Well, you’re definitely not wasting any time getting things going here! I’m already wondering what’s going to happen to this character. Good stuff.

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  6. This was an awesome snippet. I’m already invested in the character and rooting for her! Can’t wait to read more!

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  7. omg she’s having the worst week ever! I love it already!!! now i just need to read the rest *hint hint* ❤

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  8. The universe has sure piled things onto her shoulders, hope she can cope! Can’t wait to see how things turn out, this was a very intriguing beginning. Great 8!

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  9. Well, that’s a mess. Very nice beginning for a story.

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  10. Jennifer says:

    Wow! I hope things are looking up for her.


  11. Joyce says:

    Sounds like a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It can only get better. I’m intrigued.


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  12. catherinewinther says:

    Wow, she already has some trials ahead and behind her. You set the scene beautifully as I am already invested in her.

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