I’m starting a new project, well, sort of. The characters and idea have been around for a while, but the world just got overhauled.
There’s a chance I’ll have to drop this and work on the sequel to another book soon, but until then…I’m happy to revisit these characters.
Had she been anywhere other than Astor Street, Lainie could have pretended this trip to the burbs was a pit stop instead of a final destination. As it was, her car idled at the curb before a tidy ranch-style house where an elderly gentleman tended his garden. She tapped her horn, and he glanced her way. Squinting into the sun, his weathered face crinkled in a grin that warmed her from the inside out. He tossed his gloves to the ground, and then waved her forward. And when her tires hit the concrete driveway, they rolled over the imprint of her five-year-old self’s hands.
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Jessica Subject says
A very intriguing excerpt! I assume she is at her father's house. I look forward to reading more of this WIP
Ella Drake says
*bouncing in seat*
Can't wait to read more. Love this opening.
Gem Sivad says
Ohhh, nice visual. The sun, the heat, and memories of a younger day. Great opening lines.
I want more too!
Sarah Grimm says
you've got my attention 😀
Linda Morris says
Wow, love that image of rolling over the imprint of her hands. Great!
Eleri Stone says
This is a great opening. The hand print is such a wonderful detail.
Wonderful description of coming home. Beautiful.
Taryn Kincaid says
Oh, lovely. Great homecoming! Love the image of rolling over the imprint of her five-year-old hands!
Mina Carter says
Very nice opening. I like the detail of the hand print.
Susanna Fraser says
Beautiful writing, good sensory detail and a lot of emotion.
Patricia Preston says
Sounds like a great beginning. Forge on!!
Lauri J Owen says
I love the hand print!
AWW so vivid. Loads of info in this one short snippet!
Sandra Sookoo says
what a terrific trip into nostalgia. Great job!
Oh, I love that last line.
Dee Carney says
Wow. Very evocative! I loved that!
Stacey Kennedy says
Woozers, I'm glad you're staring the new project. This sounds incredible!!
JoAnne Kenrick says
lovely opening… straight away we can see she is warmed to be back home, but at the same time, she's not too thrilled about it. Very well executed xx love this six!
Laura Kaye says
Has a sadness about it. Interesting start.
Christa Paige says
Wow what a great hook there, I'm totally interested in what is going to happen next. Like why she is there, who she is seeing, what might happen next. Hope you write more of this one.
Devon Alexander says
Ohhhhh! Love it! Can't wait to see some familiar faces 😉
Hey, you! *hugs* Sometimes I think all I ever see are these two. I’m surprised I don’t see their reflections in the mirror every morning instead of mine.
Devon Alexander says
I wouldn't mind seeing "someone's" reflection in my mirror hehehe