8 Sentence Sunday #31

Posted Nov 30 2014, 7:30 am in , , , ,

Now that all three of the Hot & Nerdy novellas are out in the wild, I’m going to start giving you snippets of my next O’Leary book, which will release this January. Just a Taste is is Liam’s story.

I’m not starting at the very beginning, but Liam has just received a message from Gus Delgado’s daughter letting him know that Gus has died.

                       Gus had been his first mentor. He’d given Liam his first real job, understood his love of cooking and food, taught him how to create. Liam’s chest felt heavy. He took a swig of his beer and pushed it past the sudden lump in his throat.

                       “Here’s to you, Gus.” He lifted his bottle and drank again. He’d been a bad friend in recent years. He couldn’t remember the last time he went to see Gus. 

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2 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #31”

  1. Excellent beginning, the grief he was feeling sure felt real to me…can’t wait to see what happens next.

  2. Evelyn Jules says:

    The drinking, the anguish, the guilt…all very realistic for someone having just heard such horrible news. Great job depicting that!