Weekend Writing Warriors #8SUNDAY New Short Story for Mother’s Day

Hi friends, I’m back.  I hope you got a chance to read my Christmas story while it was free.  If not, it’s only .99 cents to download, check it out.  This week I’m moving on to a new story I’ve started for a mother’s day box set I’m working with a group of Authors on.  I love doing these short stories, they’re so much fun!!!

Anyhow, now it’s time for WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS!  (I wish I could make that just blink or something to show just how exciting it is to me.)

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  We are a fabulous group of individuals that posts 8-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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.~



None of my children understood why I had taken a week off from work to be at home alone, but that was okay.  I told them not to call me and not to expect replies to their messages on social media, because I wouldn’t be checking them.  I don’t think that any of them took me seriously and wasn’t surprised three days into my week off when a police officer came to the door to check on my wellbeing.

My divorce had finally been finalized, Michael my X-husband was now free to tend to his girlfriend or his Chia as I liked to call her.  Chia was a term I used for his other woman.  Yes I had known about her for years and while I wasn’t okay with it, I dealt with it because Michael was the breadwinner and I didn’t have to work until two years ago on my forty eighth birthday when he came home from work and said that he couldn’t do this anymore.  Now just four days away from my fiftieth birthday I wanted to be alone, to lay in bed and deal with everything in my own way.

Rosalyn, my oldest daughter had moved to Chicago nine years ago with her husband.  She was the last one of my children to leave the nest.


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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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7 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #8SUNDAY New Short Story for Mother’s Day

  1. chellecordero says:

    Ths is starting out very intense. What an adjustment this poor lady has to make in her life. Your words are very realistic down to the welfare check. Great snippet, you have this reader curious.

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  2. Kim Magennis says:

    Excellent opening, Neva. I can completely identify with her!


  3. Aw, this sounds like such a sad situation. Taking some time off to be alone is probably a good idea, even if the kids worry.


  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    ‘Chia’ as in grassy chia pet? Or is there some other meaning?


  5. Interesting set up for the story and your snippet tells us so much about the main character! Great excerpt….


  6. It’s so unfair that when a couple divorces, the man’s income goes up and the woman’s goes down. But I hope she makes it work!


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