Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stay With Me (the full synopsis is below). I think we’re coming to a close on this book (I’ll post one more snippet), mostly because it’s getting harder to explain what’s happening without going into a lot of detail. But the book is available if you want to keep reading. Alma agreed to go to dinner with Noah, even after he turned down her advances (he was trying to be chivalrous). But after a disastrous turn of events at the restaurant, Alma leaves him there, much as she did in the bookstore. This time, though, Noah has the wherewithal to follow after her.
She had only a slight lead on him–where did she go?
This is ridiculous, Noah thought to himself, she’s gone.
Still Noah kept going: he couldn’t explain it but he had to find Alma – maybe because he needed to justify his day; or because he was genuinely concerned for her.
Were you not paying attention in the restaurant? The girl’s got issues and you don’t need to get in the middle of them. If you were smart, you’d run the other way.
But he didn’t: he crossed the street and ran into the park–a fool’s errand, at best; but it seemed the only logical place for Alma to run.