Switching gears this week, I am backing up to a scene in Chapter 3. Doug has taken all the kids to dinner at a fancy restaurant to introduce them to his girlfriend Chloe. None of the kids [Stephanie, 23; DJ (Doug Jr.) 21; Matt and Melanie, 15 year old twins] are happy about the situation but Melanie is the only member of the family reckless enough to actually demonstrate her anger. Poor Melanie is not dealing well with the divorce, at this point she doesn't
even admit that it will happen. We join the scene as Melanie fires her first salvo against Chole:
“You used to work at a gallery?” Melanie asked. “What do you do now? I mean, besides my dad.”
Speechless, Chloe looked at Doug, who debated how to handle the
situation. He could take Melanie aside for a private word, but she’d already scored her little victory.
That's my six for the week. Be sure to visit all the wonderful authors who participate in Six Sentence Sunday. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to take a nap. :)