Weekend Writing Warriors – A Tender Word

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Happy Sunday! Welcome to another week of Weekend Writing Warriors. Today’s post comes from my new book, Speak Tenderly To Her. 

Where does forgiveness really start? With a grand gesture or a tender word? Isobel is about to find out when she comes home late one day. She has come to expect the harsh treatment she’s been getting from Tory, but things are about to change. 

You can read the full synopsis here. As always, I love your comments and feedback. 

4-Speak Tenderly To Her

She took a deep breath and braced herself for Tory’s less than congenial attitude toward her.

That’s not what she got though. Tory was in the kitchen emptying grocery bags – this was her first surprise. The second one came when he looked up and made purposeful eye contact with her. Her eyes widened and she couldn’t help but wonder what was wrong with him: he seemed nervous and his lips were twitching as though he wanted to say something. It was a little…nerve-wrecking for Isobel and after a few wordless moments of this Tory finally cleared his throat.

“I ah…I picked up groceries today,” he said, handling a package of rice. “I was wondering…” – he paused, struggling to speak – “I was wondering if you would mind fixing your dirty rice tonight,” he continued quickly, then pointed to the food, “I think I got everything.”

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