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September 22, 2013 WEWRIWA A Community of writers and readers

9781937227593CVR Autumn in all it’s colorful glory with leaves of gold, orange, and red. Enjoy the beauty while it lasts. It’s Sunday and we’re here to read and write constructive critique learning from each other.

I continue with another excerpt from Sin of Omission. Jimmy Costigan has something to say in front of Shelley Jackson, mother of his twin sons; her grandmother is nearby.

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Head spinning with evidence of fatherhood in front of him, Jimmy rose from his crouched position and said, “Where do you live?”

“We live in Haven where I work.”

“Do y’all like living up there in Fairview?” and was satisfied with her nod.

 “I’ll buy a piece of the property and build a house for y’all.”

Waving his degree in front of Shelley, Jimmy said, “It’s what I do best.” Once again, he turned his back on Shelley to tip his cowboy hat toward Grandma who had been silent all the while.

Shelley watched the father of her children fade from view as he strode across campus;  she asked Grandma what she thought of the visit.

 “Mixed review, darlin’ so be patient ’cause he plays his cards close to the vest and you hurt a prideful man real bad.”

Shedding tears on the blue blanket, Shelley finished packing and they left for home.

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9/15/13 WEWRIWA a Community of Writers and Readers

We are so fortunate to survive nature’s fury. Bless the volunteers who repeatedly rescue victims of fire at the New Jersey shore and the floods in Colorado. Don’t take anything for granted, folks.

Thanks for your comments. You help boost this writer’s confidence each week.

And now for my eight. I continue with Sin of Omission. Stunned to find he’s the father of twins, Jimmy Costigan has a lot of questions for Shelley Jackson, the woman he’s loved since the moment he saw her. He asks, “Who guided you?”

 

“A former Jesuit priest, Kirk Richards, helped me prayed for guidance and right or wrong, here we are. I don’t expect financial support or marriage,” Shelley took a deep breath, “all I want is for you to help me name them.”

Devoid of expression, Jimmy leaned in close, eyes narrowed, he said, “Why, you’ve done it all without me; name them yourself.”

“I want to be able to tell them their daddy chose the names; names are important.”

“So you didn’t think I was man enough to hear the truth, strong enough to accept responsibility and finish school but just a kid to be protected from life, huh?” His long hair fell across his face as he scowled, “We hardly know each other and now there are two more of us. You’ve had nine months to think and I’ve had less than a minute;” he stared down at his boots and recalled the only one who taught him a lot back in Utah; “Luke, Lucas; your turn.”

“Jacob,” Shelley said in a whisper, the second name caught the breeze to join the first, “Jake.”

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9/8/13 WEWRIWA a community of writers and readers

Hi my friends, a week’s gone by with nary a post, so busy with ‘stuff’ to be shared next week. Meanwhile here we gather for our excerpts and constructive critiques. This week I’m continuing with Sin of Omission, an interracial romance/suspense story. After graduating with honors from a prestigious college as an architect, Jimmy Costigan hurries to the lone woman in white way in the back of the crowd, a package in her arms.

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Shelley held two tiny babies wearing knitted miniature cowboy hats over auburn hair and Jimmy stared and stumbled backwards.

“When we made love before you left, I said I’d been on the pill a long time; somehow, your Costigan sperm  bypassed my so-called protection.”

            He didn’t move, remembering the night of passion.

“Please listen, Jimmy, when you went back to school I didn’t know about my uh, condition and then I didn’t want to uh, disturb you.

“Wait a minute, just wait a darn minute,” he stepped closer, “How come they’re so white, you’re sure they’re mine?”

 “High yella, it’s called ‘cause there’s mixed blood on our side of the family way back and some are well done and some are medium rare and not often, but some have white features and dark skin like me.”

With a voice choked with emotion, he said, “Shelley, how did we go from last year to this where I missed out on everything and who guided you while I played college boy studying my head off?”

The wind picked up and cooled the perfect day as Jimmy lifted a blue baby blanket from a basket and tucked it around the sleeping twins.

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9/1/13 WEWRIWA

Hi gang. I’m searching for summer; looked under the bed, in the closet; can’t find it. Here’s to autumn leaves and new books to transport us to sunny shores  until next summer.

This week I’m telling and showing you a story published last year. Sin of Omission, an interracial Romance/Suspense story with a cast of characters including a bad guy and a bad woman. A whole lot of love went into this story, a sequel to Reconstructing Charlie, though the books stand- alone

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Nine months ago the only woman he’d ever loved turned him loose saying no contact, get your degree. Well, today’s Graduation day and just maybe she’d show, bring a gift. Jimmy Costigan brushed too-long hair, leaned close to the mirror in the dorm room and noticed some strands of gray at the temple an indication this cowboy had been lonely too long.

The graduating class of Roosevelt School of Architecture marched through open doors into one of the best ten days of the year in Chicago greeted by applause and whistles from the audience welcoming the young men and women, their robes fluttering in the wind off Lake Michigan like a flock of blackbirds.

The urge to spin around and search for Shelley Jackson so strong, Jimmy’s stomach tightened as he tried to concentrate on Dean Aldrich’s speech.

“Every graduating class is evaluated by the staff and this year one student has shown exceptional talent in design and use of space. Jimmy Costigan, please join me to receive this check for twenty five thousand dollars to get your professional career off the ground.”

He strode to Dean Aldrich, shook hands then scanning the crowd, he squinted and way back stood a tall black woman in a white dress, her arms filled with what appeared to be a package. Shelley.

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