WeWriWa—Inga meets Yuriy

Happy heavenly 75th birthday to George Harrison! May his beautiful light shine forever.


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 comes right after last week’s, as 18-year-old Inga and 23-year-old Yuriy have continued getting acquainted.

Inga has just told Yuriy the scar he noticed above her knee is from her smallpox vaccination, not a recent injury. Now Yuriy is about to realize he knows Inga’s father’s family very well.

Inga pulls her skirt back over her knees. “Would you mind directing me to these people I have to meet, or at least a decent hotel in the meantime?  The papers with the contact information are in my larger bag.”

“You shouldn’t have to immediately conduct business when you just got here.  I’m here on furlough to visit my babushka, aunts, and cousins.  My spinster aunt and babushka run a boarding house in Hamilton Heights for fellow Russians.  They’ll treat you nicely, and you can relax there.  Perhaps I know your father, assuming he’s also Russian.  I live in Toronto, but my family has a lot of friends in New York.  I lived here during my first few months in North America, when I was too young to remember.”

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