Weekend Writing Warriors – Searching for an Old Friend

weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4Today on Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday, I’m sharing 8-10 sentences from my untitled contemporary romance. While hibernating the winter in a beach house Josh is being paid to remodel, the former K9 handler is befriended by a service puppy in training and her owner.

Josh has finished his work on the house for the day while playing sitter for the pup, Sky, who is sacked out in front of the fire place. He’s put a pork loin in the oven, reasoning he’d like to have cooked meal after having been in court most of the day and hopes Tori will accept his invitation when she returns for Sky.

He sat on one of the bar chairs and opened his laptop to check his e-mail. One from a K9 handler he’d served with sparked his curiosity. Luc was like a ghost in the database of military K9s.

During his weeks of rehab, he’d hunted for his four-legged brother to no avail. The handler who’d taken him when they were under fire swore the dog was alive when he’d been shipped back to the states. This new e-mail listed a couple of other former handler’s to check with. Josh refused to believe his buddy had been unadoptable and put down. Pain lanced his heart at the thought.

Drumming footsteps on the outside stairs had Sky trotting to the door. Josh turned the knob before Tori could knock.

The worried frown on her face transformed into a surprised grin as she said, “Oh, hey.”

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14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Searching for an Old Friend”

  1. Good excerpt! Josh seems like a real guy, somebody I could easily meet in a cafe. Love it when I read characters like that!

    As a moderator though, finding the excerpt sentences was a bit hard because your background info segued right into the snippet with the same tone of voice, and font. Could you maybe indent the excerpt, or use a different font for it? That sure would help us out 🙂 And thanks for being a solid WeWriWa contributor!

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  2. I love how you show Josh’s attachment to the dogs he worked with, and how handlers throughout the military work together to protect their canine friends during and after their service.


    1. Thanks V, and yes she’ll stay for dinner. I’m really enjoying writing this one and reaching a point where their emotional back stories will lead to conflict for them.


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