Weekend Writing Warriors Post #8 Sunday-Esperanza

Hey friends, I’m hoping that you enjoyed your week and a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  This one has been a long one for me, so I’m looking forward to taking some time Sunday, to look around and see what everyone is going to write this week!  Whew, 10 sentence increased limit!  That is so exciting!

Well now let’s get to Esperanza and see what’s going on in her life.


When I returned to Tylen in the United States, I felt like I was ready to put Favian in my past.  I switched cell phones and made it nearly impossible for him to contact me.  He knew that I didn’t want to have anything to do with him, I had made that very clear after I walked in on him shooting a heroin needle into his left arm as he sat huddled in the back corner of our bathroom.

At the time he was full of apologies and tried to tell me that it wasn’t what it looked like, but he wasn’t fooling anyone.  I knew what it was and the weird thing was, I didn’t feel at all devastated.  Without too much thought, my bag was packed and I was across town and back at my mother’s house.  Favian, too high to pull together the energy to follow me remained at home, only able to drag himself to the bed.

I didn’t tell my mother what had happened, I only told her that I had made a big mistake and that I had to get back home.  I was very secretive with her, going so far as to only to make phone calls to her from work after getting back home and making the excuse that I was unable to get a signal while at home.  The only thing that kept me from forgetting Favian, was a pregnancy test that I took in a handicap stall of a department store bathroom.


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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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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors Post #8 Sunday-Esperanza

  1. Zoe Younger says:

    I think she’s in trouble! Look forward to reading more.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The last line knocked me for a loop. Oh Neva, you’ve written a powerful snippet.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Frank Fisher says:

    This excerpt flows really well. I’d say she’s definitely in trouble and not quite over Favian.


  4. You’ve really shown her desperation–taking a pregnancy test in a public restroom. Wonderful snippet, Neva. I can hardly wait to read this!


  5. A lot of complications in her life for sure, yet she just keeps barreling along. Interesting character!


  6. caitlinstern says:

    Yes, that was so what it looked like! But she’s better off without him.


  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I was hoping she could cast off this chap, but something tells me (the last line, actually) it won’t be that easy.


  8. chellecordero says:

    I was not expecting that pregnancy test. What a difficult journey she has ahead of her but surely better off with a drug-addled husband. “handicap stall of a department store bathroom” – wow, the setting is so powerful, shows the isolation and desperation. Great snippet.


  9. Wow, so many twists and secrets in one little snippet. Great job!


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