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 Igor has driven Violetta to her apartment on Bleecker Street. When they arrive, Violetta’s baby brother Fernand is kicking a ball in the street with four of his friends.
Violetta limps over to Fernand and whispers to him, a desperate look on her face. Igor wonders what the big secret is, but can’t imagine it’s anything that serious. In a religious family like this, it’s probably something silly and tame like Violetta sneaking home ten minutes past an already early curfew.
“Igor, would you mind talking with Ferik while I go upstairs?” Violetta asks. “I don’t want to just bring an uninvited guest in, no matter what my mother insists is okay.” She gives Fernand another strange look.
“Sure.” Igor has a seat on the curb. “So, Fernand, your big sister tells me you were friends with my nephew Feliks.”
Fernand’s little face lights up.