Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

Good day friends!  I’m excited to share with you, that I put in my notice with my day job.  I’m a little nervous because that will mean less $$ coming in, but I still have my part time job and my writing.  It will be interesting to see how that all turns out.  I’m hoping a full time position opens soon and that they hire me for it!  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  My last day of work with Aon will be April 3rd.

Now, I’m still waiting to hear back from my Mom, who is being nice enough to give my book 3 a final read through, but I have decided to share (2) more snippets with you, this and next week.


I became lost in the sound of the monitors beeping, indicating the baby’s tiny heart was functioning. She wore a tiny pink hat, socks, and a diaper, folded over to leave her belly uncovered and I couldn’t help but think that she was the most beautiful little thing that I had ever saw.

“Before Alejandra died, she saw her.” My father said, his voice shaking with every word, as he stepped over to join us. “She named her Esperanza.”

His voice broke and he momentarily stopped talking.

“It means Hope.” He said to me, not being able to hold back his tears back any longer.


And that’s it.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Visit my Weekend Writing Warrior friends here.


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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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10 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

  1. chellecordero says:

    Very poignant snippet, really speaks to the emotions of the reader. Great 8.

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  2. I agree with everything Chelle said. Very poignant. You’ve done a solid job capturing the father’s emotions. Congrats on being able to turn in your notice and good luck!

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  3. We’re all in agreement with your lovely snippet and now for the guts to move on in your work. Best wishes, Neva. You have a lot of courage.

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  4. Aww, sweet scene, but poignant. Best wishes with your job and the writing!

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  5. Which father? 🙂 Oh, I have a million questions…guess I’ll just have to read the answers. 😉

    Best wishes on the job change. I hope they bump you up to full time soon. 🙂

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