It’s that time of the week again for Weekend Writing Warriors, a time when writers share a snippet of their work for the comments and critique by other writers. When you have read my piece, I hope you will follow the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read other posts.
This will be my last snippet from A Love More Precious Than Diamonds. Dan went with Vicky when she challenged her mother over her damaged childhood, and she asks him to drive her back to her place in Brooklyn, rather than his apartment.
When we reached Brooklyn, I stopped outside Vicky’s apartment block and got out of the vehicle, intending to see her right to the door, but she held up her hand.
“No, it’s okay, Dan. I’ll be all right now. I need to be on my own for a while. I don’t know if things will ever be good for us again or not. I might take your advice and get some therapy. In the meantime, I think that the best therapy for me would be to get back to my dissertation. Please understand that I still care for you, but I just can’t be with you right now.”
I understood completely, but it broke my heart to see her pick up her bag and walk alone into the building, and all I wanted to do was to grab her and hug her and tell her that I loved her. For I had realized, just in the last couple of days, that I loved this woman, and now it looked as though I might lose her.
The book leaves their joint story at this point, and takes up Vicky’s story, from her childhood in Brooklyn with her grandparents, to her once again living with her mother and her new partner, when she is a teenager, before finally coming back to the present, when the reader will discover whether her relationship with Dan has survived her period of absence from him.
I’m pleased to tell you that my latest book, The Russian Bride, has just been accepted for publication by Blushing Books. However I have decided that it is too raunchy to publish here under the weekend writing warriors banner, as so many other writers write other genres and might be offended by it, so next week I plan to start another book I wrote about twelve years ago, and which I am thinking of updating and republishing. More on that next week.