Because I’m running out of buzzworthy 8-sentence excerpts from Jasper, at least until I pick up the manuscript and add more content, this week for WeWriWa I’ll focus on a short story I’ve also been working on.
It’s simple and fun. Sign the linky list with your name, blog url and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
Deferment is a story about Cassie, a young woman swamped with student debt and tired of being taken advantage of by a loan provider that seems hell-bent on financially ruining her. Its setting is not unlike the current climate for modern college students/graduates with heavy debt, but I’ve taken it up a notch for the sake of this story. My intention is partially hyperbolic, and partially political in that it’s a warning of just how far many corporations will go if given free reign.
The following are the first eight sentences:
“I felt the walls would close in on me as I sat. This lawyer took up residence in a room that looked and felt more like a closet than a true office. The room was also too warm, stuffy, and smelled of dust. Was he not given access to air conditioning or a cleaning service? Or an office where one could breathe? Perhaps this lawyer was deemed not important enough for such luxuries. Just as well; all of the better lawyers I had contacted before him shooed me out within five minutes.”