1/5/14 WEWRIWA

New beginnings or continuation of the wonders of yesteryear? Welcome to Weekend Warrior Writers. What a great name for us!

This week I’ll begin at the very beginning of Reconstructing Charlie, a story I dreamed of and lived to see it through ’til The End.

excerpt in eight:



In 1996 I killed my father.

Dear old Dad was great with a belt. A belt of whiskey. A belt from around his waist unbuckled when you least expected it and later I knew when it was coming and some of us escaped. Not me, not Mom. Never Mom. I’m the oldest. I didn’t want the little ones to see the okay dad turn into a monster on payday.

for more snippets from talented writers:


Reconstructing Charlie  by Charmaine Gordon




45 thoughts on “1/5/14 WEWRIWA

  1. Good descriptions of how he appears when he walks in the house. I also liked how the banging on the door caused the porcelain egg to smash on the ground. I have one suggestion: I would’ve liked to have seen a little dialogue; maybe from the father to really convey his personality. Good snippet overall.

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