Getting Back in the Swing of Things w/the #8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors


Hi friends, I’m back.  My daughter’s quinceanera is over and I am living stress free for a while and enjoying it!  I missed you all and I can’t wait to get back in the swing of things.

Anyhow, now it’s time for WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS!

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  We are a fabulous group of individuals that posts 8-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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

I’m beginning to work on Esperanza again, let me know what you think.  ❤




I walked into Tylen’s high school reunion with him hand and hand, but I was positive that everyone would become aware of the tension between us.  We stopped by the bar and he bought us both drinks, but before he could set his down on the table, one of his best friend’s wife’s grabbed his hand and dragged him out to the dance floor.  As he pulled away from me, he asked if it was okay and handed me his drink without waiting for a response, leaving me helplessly nodding my head and shrugging my shoulders as if I was fine with it.  I set both of our drinks down on the table and took off my jacket, carefully positioning it on the tall bar stool and then climbing up to take a seat.

Before long, one of Tylen’s friends Terry came over to keep me company and tried his best to entertain me, however in spite of his kindness I couldn’t help but feel awkward.  I didn’t know a soul at the reunion besides Terry and after Tylen had danced five dances with his friends wife, I couldn’t help but feel that enough was enough.  Perhaps this was my punishment for not being honest with Tylen, maybe after a few drinks I’d have the courage to reveal the truth to him.  I zoned out from my conversation with Terry as I began to imagine how Tylen would react the moment I told him that Adriana was actually my daughter.



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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 Getting Back in the Swing of Things w/the #8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Outstanding snippet full of emotion and the punch line was startling.


  2. Welcome back! Your daughter looks beautiful!

    Ugh, Tylen is being a jerk. At least she holds a surprise card. 🙂

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  3. Thanks Christina! Glad to be back! I was totally missing all of you guys. Yes! 🙂


  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Welcome back,Neva. We’ve missed you.

    If he’s not treating her well, she seems to have the ammunition at hand to get even.

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  5. Wow – I know about the quinceanera – we don’t celebrate it in here. Glad it was a success and you have a few moments to relax.

    Powerful excerpt – emotional.

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  6. historysleuth1 says:

    Bomb drop! That last line was a punch. Great scene. Man, how I hate awkward parties and you captured it perfectly.
    History Sleuth’s Mysteries

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  7. Five dances? Enough is enough, for sure.

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  8. chellecordero says:

    Welcome back!

    I can understand his being dragged into one dance, but 5 dances? The guy is a little short on thoughtfulness.

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  9. Welcome back! You did a wonderful job planning everything to perfection for your daughter. I think that is just the most beautiful custom! She is a beautiful young woman. 🙂

    Re: your snippet–I think it will be a very bad scene when she fesses up about Adriana.

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