8 Sentence Sunday #35

Posted Dec 28 2014, 7:30 am in , , , ,

From Just a Taste, Liam arrives at the wake and find Carmen in the kitchen. He starts to clean up to give her a small break.

                                When he turned, he expected to see her crying, but she just stared off at nothing. Drying his hands quickly, he squatted in front of her. “I watched you run around here, taking care of everyone. What can I do for you?”

                                Her focus shifted until her eyes met his. So much sadness. He wanted to wrap her in a tight hug, but they had never had that kind of relationship. They’d had a teasing, laughing one with minimal contact. And that had been years ago.


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5 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #35”

  1. Now I need a whole lot more. Lovely scene, so well written.
    Happy New year.

  2. I like his instincts and I want to know more about what’s upsetting her…really an excellent excerpt. I want to keep reading!

  3. Lauren Shiro says:

    Wow! That is powerful! I have chills! This is a fantastic 8!

  4. Very moving 8. I like how he’s struggling with crossing the line of their relationship, taking it from what it was to something MORE. I know I’ve been in that position before during a crisis. Great job!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Elsa Holland says:

    Oh very beautiful. Really makes me want to read more!! <3