Merry Christmas and happy holidays. It feels great to be on vacation from school. I’ll have plenty of time for reading all the snippets over the next several days and maybe I’ll have time to do some real reading and writing over the next two weeks.
I know this is a busy time for many and I appreciate you spending part of it here. This snippet again comes from my newest Cassie book, Cassie's Conflicts, coming in January. I’m picking up this snippet right where I left off last week. Tom is out of town and the hateful Clara has just slapped Cassie after Cassie called her a bitch.
I hadn’t been in physical fight of this nature in over thirty years, but back in the day, I had more than my share of physical altercations and instinct took over. I learned long ago – never bring a knife to a gunfight, and anyway slapping isn’t my style. I balled up my fist and punched her full in the face. She went down like a sack of bricks, blood spurting from her nose.
I’m not sure who was more shocked, Clara, Allie and Ryan as they arrived on the scene or me. Even as Ryan knelt down to attend Clara and offer her his handkerchief he was asking me, “Cassie, are you all right?”
I didn’t answer him. This was a question I was to be asked often over the next several hours and during that whole span of time I never was sure of my answer.