Weekend Writing Warriors


Welcome to my first Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa) post. You can get more information about it by clicking on the image above.

My snippet comes from my book, Stepmothers Anonymous. Hoping to live happily-ever-after, Abbey finds instead she’s been saddled with an incorrigible stepdaughter, newfound telekinetic powers and betrayal by friends and family. So with few options left to her, Abbey decides to embrace her role as a wicked stepmother and make her own happy ending.

My name is Abbeygail and I am a wicked stepmother. Actually, you can just call me Abbey and I wasn’t always a wicked stepmother. This isn’t the kind of thing you plan, after all. You don’t wake up one morning and decide, “Oh, I think I’ll become the scorn of all things good and the envy of all things evil.” Nope, somewhere between happily-ever-after and the possibility of facing life in prison comes the day when you realize, regardless of all your good intentions, you are now the most loathsome creature in all the world. As of recently, my life has become very complicated. It wasn’t always this way, though: before incorrigible stepchildren and nefarious plots for revenge and world domination, all I wanted was a simple life, a perfect and loving husband, obedient and adoring kids – a fairy tale, if you will. And while you could describe what I got as ‘fairy-tale-ish’, none of it was quite what I had hoped for.

Hope you enjoyed it. You can click here to read more or to get purchasing information. I’d love to hear your comments. And why not visit the other WeWriWa authors to see what they’re writing? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

18 thoughts

  1. Intriguing beginning, I like your character’s “voice”, so it’ll be interesting to see what the reality of the situation might be! Terrific excerpt!

    1. I like to think her voice is mine, as she was born from my experiences as a stepmother. But, of course, she’s telling her own story and it is my favorite so far.

      Thanks for your comments and for stopping by my blog.

    1. It was a viewpoint that intrigued me, once I became the titular “wicked” stepmother. And interestingly enough, I was the one calling myself that.

      In any case, thanks for the comments and the welcome.

    1. She mentions it in the first chapter (posted); however, guilt often skews our reality and Abbey takes on the full load.

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by my blog.

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