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Alive with Warmth: #WeWriWa #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ Eight Sentence Sunday!

It’s the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! We’ve got a variety of genres and talented writers just waiting for you to come sample their wordy wares. Come read one, or all!

If you’re inclined to share your own 8-10 sentence snippet, follow the link and sign up. It’s a great community to be a part of! =D

Monday Morning Coffee” has been with me since I was sixteen. A local boy with schizophrenia wandered away from his family at a large outdoor event. Several days later, he was found, deceased.

From that story came this one – the connection might not be clear to anyone but me – but it’s there. 


Rose shared her coffee and companionship to a desperately-underdressed man who is determined to repay her.

Alive with Warmth

He speaks with conviction and a dignity more in keeping with his cultured voice and elegant fingers than with his tattered clothing and desperate circumstances. His gaze meets mine, the duffel on his lap, my purse on mine. And it’s a man looking back at me, an attractive, intelligent, virile man.

You already have.” Why had I thought he was a charity case? How had I not seen the humanity in him, right from the start? His eyes are brilliantly blue, flecked with bits of gold, alive with warmth and the light of quick thought and complete attention. I breathe through the sudden racing beat of my heart as it sends me new messages, ones I can’t ignore.

How can Lost Jeremy repay Rose?

Will he notice Rose’s response?

Any guesses you’d like to share?

Monday Morning Coffee” was originally published in the 2015 edition of World Unknown Review,  edited by L.S. Engler.  Since I retain all rights beyond first publication, I intend to revise the story and add it to my backlist.

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I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

6 thoughts on “Alive with Warmth: #WeWriWa #8Sunday

  1. And attraction blossoms! I’m loving this story but the cautious city dweller in me says, not so fast. He is, after all, homeless, so we need to know more. Great work by you, spinning this story for us. I’m completely drawn in by the narrative.

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