Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s snippet immediately follows last week’s, as Violetta and Igor have moved to a part of the library where they’re at liberty to talk. Violetta has just introduced herself, and now tells Igor a bit about her decision to go to NYU instead of a historic women’s-only college like Barnard or Hunter.
“I’m a first-year art student at the Washington Square women’s campus. I wish I could go up to the real campus in the Bronx for even one class, but the women’s school isn’t too bad considering. I really wanted to go to NYU, to defy people’s expectations I’d go to one of the women’s-only colleges. NYU might not really be co-ed, but at least it has a women’s college for undergrads.”
Igor dares not say he thinks her name matches her exotic features, or even that it’s a very pretty name. He doesn’t want to get slapped and told off before he’s even had a chance to become her friend and ask her out. “My name is Igor. You don’t have to tell me how old-fashioned and heavy it is in comparison to your name.”
“Igor? You must be of Russian descent, with a name like that.”