Weekend Writing Warriors: But the Girlfriend

Greetings! Thanks for stopping by for another week of Weekend Writing Warriors. Today’s post comes from my new book, Speak Tenderly To HerIn this week’s post, Isobel gotten too comfortable with Tory’s tender words, forgetting that as she moved on, quite possibly so has he. As always, I love your comments and feedback. The synopsis is below. 

4-Speak Tenderly To Her

Isobel set out two plates as Tory’s phone rang. His face lit up as he recognized the caller and he answered it with enthusiasm.


So that’s her name, Isobel thought as she returned to the sink. She picked up the skillet and slowly ran the sponge over it so that she could listen.

“I’m so glad you called back,” Tory continued, his back to her.

Isobel’s heart sank: she would be lying if she said she wasn’t jealous; it seemed strange that she should feel this way now. She had left him without a thought to whom he might be hooking up with, why should she care now?

* * *

Isobel has spent her life running from the mistakes of her past, but she is ready to settle down now. Unfortunately second chances aren’t easy to come by, especially when you’ve hurt the person you love the most and Isobel did that four years ago, when she walked out on her husband Tory.

Thanks to the machinations of their pastor though, Isobel finds herself back under the same roof as Tory. The familiarity has her yearning for what used to be, but she knows there’s no way he’s going to accept the truth of her return, much less love her again. And she’s right: when Tory is confronted with all the pain and emotions he thought he’d left behind, he refuses to let go of his bitterness. But as he speaks tenderly to her at their pastor’s behest, the love he once felt for her begins to surface and fill his heart.

Now, as the two struggle with forgiving and being forgiven, they find that reconciliation is possible – but only if they look beyond what was and deal with the trouble that’s followed Isobel back into Tory’s arms.


8 thoughts

  1. Nice excerpt! You capture quite a bit about the characters in a short space and that’s not always easy to do. And your creative punctuation fits without muddling anything up, so kudos to you!

    However **puts on moderator hat** I do need to mention that WeWriWa’s guidelines ask participants to keep promo links below the 8sunday post. This keeps the focus on the story snippet and lets readers visit a lot of blogs without having to scroll a bunch to find the snippet. Most of our blog hoppers have limited time for visiting, and they find that really helpful. Thanks so much, Ruth 🙂

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