Weekend Writing Warriors 10/18/15 #8SUNDAY

Hi friends, welcome back to my page.  This week I’m sharing a little more from the Christmas story I’m working on….

And now it’s time for WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS!  (Did you read that with a wrestling announcers voice?  That’s what I was going for.)

Wondering who we are?  We are a fabulous group of individuals that posts 8-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we “hop” around and leave comments on each other’s snippets.  We welcome EVERYONE’s comments.~


“Why get us anything then pa?”  I remember asking him as a young girl.

“So that you can have something to open and to learn to be thankful for.”  He grumbled as he eyed my mother who always stood across the room quietly without saying a word.  “If I get you gloves and a hat, I expect to see a smile on your face and a thank you come out of your mouth.  Entiendes?”

I always cried and ran to my room while my sister stayed in the room with my parents and drank Ponche Navideno, which was kind of like a Mexican Fruit punch with chunks of fruit hibiscus tea, giving me another reason to be upset with her as she spent time with my Mom and Dad.  We were the only ones of the Vasquez family that lived in the United States, so often Christmas was the one time my father would allow my mother to call their home town to talk with family members, yet another thing that I always missed out on because of my stubbornness.

Twenty years later I was husbandless and the only thing I wanted for Christmas was for Tito, my boyfriend for the past eight years to get down on one knee and propose to me under the big Christmas tree downtown.  Based on my father’s guidance from years ago, I would settle for Tito to propose during the commercial break during the super bowl, so long as I had someone to spend the rest of my life and that would give me the excuse to move out of my parents’ home and from the way that I was looking at it, this weekend could be it.


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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 10/18/15 #8SUNDAY

  1. Nice chunk of backstory–and glimpse into her psyche, Neva! Based on the guidance her father gave her, I can’t imagine how she could have a good life. I’m feeling bad for her already.

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  2. Kim Magennis says:

    Congratulations on your latest release Neva. The heartbreaking thing about this piece is how common it is. So many people out there are so unhappy and begrudging of sharing any joy. Nicely done, I look forward to see how this progresses.

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  3. Sadness ahead for this already sad girl. Look for the silver lining, dear Neva.

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  4. Wow, quite the situation she’s in, and her backstory (which you presented so well) is sad. Nit: Super Bowl is capitalized…excellent excerpt and character development.

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  5. Great character-building here! I hope Tito steps up, but he’s already had 8 Super Bowls and lots of commercial breaks to do so. I’m not too optimistic. 🙂

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  6. She’s hoping for a really romantic proposal, isn’t she? I’d worry about the kind of marriage she’d have, with those low expectations.

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  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    “…I would settle for Tito to propose during the commercial break during the super bowl.” ROTFL!

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  8. chellecordero says:

    It’s one thing to be raised to appreciate what you have, but it seems her father raised her to settle for “anything”, that is sad. I also noted how the father ALLOWED the mother to call family once a year. Such control and training daughters to settle for less, he set them/her up to have terrifically low self-esteem. I hope if Tito does step up and propose that he is worth the commitment because we know how quickly she will accept.


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