Welcome to the wonderful world of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link to see the full rules for participation, as well as the list of participating authors. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Paris. What happened on Friday was truly horrendous.
Today I’m offering an excerpt from my new WIP, Room For Three, which is a NA contemporary/romance novel. It takes place in present-day Miami, Florida.
My MC, Joey, is mopping the kitchen floor of her new condo. Her Irish boyfriend, Mike, is watching her and makes a cheeky comment. This snippet has been modified to fit the 8-10 sentence rule, and this is Joey’s POV.
I mop up the last section of dust off the hardwood floor. As I push my hair away from my eyes, I see Mike leaning against the fridge with his arms folded, watching me with a big grin. Only it’s a playful grin – the one he wears when he wants to tease me.
“What?” I ask with a chuckle.
His eyes travel down to my feet. “Aye, Molly and Maggie are gettin’ big every day, think you need ta give all them crisps you eat a rest.”
A soft laugh escapes my throat. Molly and Maggie are what he calls my feet, though I’m not sure which one is which. When he first discovered my love for foot rubs he decided to give them names, but I’ve never asked him why Maggie and Molly.
With a playful sneer, I waggle a finger at him, and say in a baby-like voice, “Don’t listen to him girls, he doesn’t mean it.”
Mike definitely has ways with words. In case you’re wondering why I’ve chosen a boy’s name for a girl, her full name is Joanne. I’d love to know your thoughts, as I’ve just started working on this.
Blurb: Joey Porter has a lot to look forward to. It’s her senior year of college, and she’s got her boyfriend, whom she met during her study abroad semester in Spain, living with her. Nothing could be better, except now her younger sister, Sara, is attending the same college as her as a freshman. And thanks to a glitch with her dorm, Joey has to take her into her new home. Things begin to take a turn for the worst, and suddenly Joey discovers that this house isn’t big enough for her, her sister and her boyfriend. Someone’s got to go, but who?
I will be in New Mexico next week for Thanksgiving, so regrettably, I won’t be participating in next week’s W.W.W. So with that in mind have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving everyone!