Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 2/2/20 – Little Reminders

Hello fellow Weekend Writing Warriors. I am new to this group and look forward to everyone’s input. My name is Jeff S. Bray. This is my second novel and a slight departure from what I normally write. I am excited to be in the final editing stages of Little Reminders of Who I Am and hope you enjoy this little snippet. I will first include the Synopsis so you can get an idea of what the novel will be about, so this first part is NOT my excerpt.

Little Reminders of Who I Am was born out of a dream I had, as is most of my writing. This one sticks to the dream more closely than any of my other writings, so it was a fun adventure to write. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to your comments. I just wish I could include more than eight sentences.

Deborah Davies is the daughter of Darren and Angela Davies. They own a diner that has been in the family for several generations. After one of their crucial employees moves on after graduating college, she assumes his role. She quickly earns the attention of; her parents, who want her in the family business, instead of the accounting job she works across town; Aaron Stephenson, a food critic who seems to want more than the daily special; and Carter, a local vagabond who seems to have a unique interest in her life. But Deborah has a secret. And once it is revealed, it changes how she reacts to family, love, and coming to grips with her past.

Here is my eight:

“Ah, the question is, what’s not at the library,” Carter theorized. “Books, stories, and history. I love a good story — happy stories, sad stories, true stories, made-up stories, anything and everything. Life is not life without a good story. You have a story; I have a story. It is what makes us who we are. And we need to tell people about our stories. Without telling our stories, we are just books sitting on a shelf.”

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7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 2/2/20 – Little Reminders

    1. Yes, Ed, the story is ever so important. Just as Carter pointed out. Without a little bit of background, we can misunderstand the entire point of a person’s behavior, actions, or something they say. Even these snippets can be misunderstood without a bit of background.


    1. Yes, he is, Nancy. He has been one of my favorite characters to write. As a little bit of a spoiler, this will not be the last we see of Carter. But shhh it is a little bit of a secret. And with the little bit of a following I have right now, only those who are reading this will know. 🙂


    1. Hello, Abbey. I am not sure if you are commenting here thinking you are commenting elsewhere, but I will answer your question as if you are commenting on my snippet and Little Reminders of Who I Am.

      I appreciate your enthusiasm. I am excited about the novel as well. The tentative release date is sometime in May, as the publisher has many books on his agenda at the moment. Keep your eyes on this link: https://momentsfortheheart.com/little-reminders-of-who-i-am/ I will be posting updates as they come in.


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