Sunday Sneak Peek 7/14

Sneak Peek Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which writers are challenged to post six paragraphs, no more and no less, from a published work or work in progress and then invite other writers, readers and random bloggers to read, critique and comment. Visit their site by clicking on the button below for a list of other participating writers and share the love! Today’s Sneak Peek, like all my snippet-producing posts for the immediate future, is from The Last Hour of Gann, picking up where yesterday’s WeWriWa left off and continuing with Wednesday’s Hump Day Hook (unless I forget again, which is possible). Readers ought to know that there’s a scene-break between yesterday’s snippet and today’s. So read, enjoy, and don’t forget to let me know if you want to enter my Gann Giveaway!

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She didn’t say anything until they got back to the apartment. Then Amber sat her baby sister at the kitchen table and put two short stacks of papers in front of her. One was the eviction notice, the new lease, and a copy of their mother’s insurance policy. The other was an information packet with the words Manifest Destiny printed in starry black and white letters on the first page.

“Please,” said Nicci, trying to squirm away. “Not right now, okay?”

“Right now,” said Amber. She sat down on the other side of the table, then had to reach out and catch her sister’s hand to keep her from escaping. It was not a gentle grip, but Amber kept it in spite of Nicci’s wince and teary, reproachful look. Sometimes, the bad stuff needed to be said. That was the one thing Mary Bierce used to say that Amber did believe.

“We’re going to lose this place,” Amber said bluntly. “No matter what we do—”

“Don’t say that!”

“—we’re going to lose it.”

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12 responses to “Sunday Sneak Peek 7/14

  1. You’re awesome ! i love these little paragraphs, i just discovered them ! please enter me for the Gann giveaway ! I can’t wait !

  2. I feel bad for Amber, having to take the position of bad guy in this conversation. Being the responsible one often sucks doesn’t it?
    May i have an entry please?
    Thank you!

  3. So true, “Sometimes bad things need to be said.” As I parent , I have lived that line. It’s lines like this that make me connect with your characters.

    • Meoraq has a similiar saying later on having to do with public toilets. Closing the door may be more polite, but once in a while, you have to open up and let the stink out.

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