It’s time for another Sweet Saturday Samples! Here’s another snippet from Climbing Heartbreak Hill. Ryan gets ambushed by all his mother’s friends. Will he flee? I would if I were him.
Moving in with his mother hadn’t been as awful as Ryan
had expected. He’d been home almost six days and hadn’t felt the
urge to flee yet.
However, when the doorbell rang five minutes earlier,
Ryan’s fight or flight instinct kicked into overdrive. His mom’s
friends crowded the doorway. The Ladies Night Out they called
themselves. As soon as he opened the door, they exclaimed about
how handsome he was, how thin he’d grown, and how long he’d
been on crutches. A cacophony of clucking hens. And his ears were
“Ryan, you are just skin and bones.” Someone pinched his
cheek. He tried to inch away, but another woman slipped her arm
through his. A feat considering his crutches, but it also eliminated
his escape. He recognized her as the one who was friends with
Tara. What was her name? Minnie?
“Do you have a girlfriend?” she asked. He couldn’t shake
her off without losing his balance.
Another one bustled in. “How long are you home for?”
There was nowhere to go. They had him cornered in the
entryway and attacked from every side. He felt like the squirrel
he’d seen on his last run. A pair of birds had dive-‐‑bombed it and
herded it away when it scurried too close to their nest. Although
instead of an intruder being chased away, he was pretty sure he
was the prey.
“Why are you on crutches?” He tried to back away, but put
weight on his bad knee and his leg crumpled. The pain shot up to
his hip and exploded fireworks behind his eyes. He swayed and
slammed into the wall, knocking the air out of his lungs. If the
women had been hovering before, they swarmed now. He couldn’t
regain his feet or his breath as they all grabbed for his arms and
crutches. The crutches disappeared from view as the hands
clutched, twisted, and grabbed. He slid down the wall until he sat
on the floor, wondering if survival was possible. No way he could
stand up until the mob dispersed. In all the hysteria, someone else
pinched his behind. Certainly not by accident.
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