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This Sunday's eight are once again from The Haunted Lingerie. In this scene, Misty and Jack are debating telling a victim's family the truth when that family has been estranged from the victim for a decade, and when they don't have any answers to give them yet. Misty is championing her point pretty heavily when Jack steps in to give her some perspective.
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... Misty looked up at him. “Don’t they deserve to know?”
“Of course they do,” he said softly, draping one of his legs across hers. “But maybe they oughta hear it from someone who’s trained to handle that sorta thing. You’re a sweet girl, Mist – there’s no denyin’ that – but breakin’ news like that to somebody… it takes more than compassion. You gotta know how to keep ‘em talkin’, even when they’re cryin’, and you gotta know when to say ‘thank you’ and step away.” He looked down into her eyes. “Do you think you could do that – do you think you could tell ‘em their baby is dead, especially when you don’t have any answers to give ‘em in return for the pretty lie that you’d be rippin’ away?” ...I hope you've enjoyed my eight sentences this week. If you've enjoyed this snippet, you can take a look at my other works on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. You can also access my Amazon author page by clicking on the cover art image above.
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