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Weekend Writing Warriors – the Mystery Man

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Happy Holidays all! I’m continuing from last week’s snippet from Driving Me Wild. In case you missed it, the previous snippet can be found here.

In this snippet, Melissa’s friend, Cass, tickles here for not telling her about the guy she met on a dating app. Cass eventually lets Melissa catch her breath but keeps her pinned down. Melissa hands Cass her phone so she can see the mystery man’s profile. She discovers more surprising things about him (she and Melissa saw him in a restaurant). So here it is:

She brings the phone closer to her face, jaw falling again. “It’s that guy from Skyline! You matched with him? And accordin’ to this, you’ve been, like, textin’ him for a week?” She turns to me with eyes flashing with frisky evil.

I gulp. “Oh no!”

“Oh yeeeees, now you’re gonna get it!”

“Nooooooo!” I try to grab her wrists, but she’s too fast, and goes for my feet. I burst into a Category 5 laughing-flailing frenzy, flapping my arms like crazy, as her sharp nails wreak havoc on every nerve ending in my feet.

That’s the snippet. The rest of the excerpt goes like this:

“Caaaaaass, you-your naaaails! S-s-stoooooop!!”

“You brought this on yourself,” she cheeps.

I can barely breathe and I’m twisting and like I’m being electrocuted. My ribs are throbbing from laughter overkill, and you could probably hear me from the parking lot.

Melissa is getting let off easy, but she wouldn’t agree. Maybe this will learn her, huh? More from this the next time I participate. Thoughts and feedback are most welcome!

Unfortunately, me and the little lady didn’t go skiing. Stupid lack of snow; never comes when I want it to. Thanks for visiting! Wishing you love and peace this holiday season. COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate it this year, but it hasn’t taken away the magic of it all.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Please Go Away!

 

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog! Today is particularly special for the first time ever, this week’s edition coincides with my birthday today!

I’m sharing an excerpt from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  We continue a few lines from last week’s snippet.

Melissa is in her room, trying to take a nap, when her sister, Ashley, knocks on her door. Melissa doesn’t appreciate being disturbed as she needs rest before her date with Logan.

The snippet begins with Melissa reacting to Ashley disturbing her. Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit.  Here we go!

 

           “Geez maneez, what part of ‘do not disturb’ didn’t ya understand?!”

            My door creaks open as feet shuffling across my carpet fills the air. “Hey, I did get a C minus in English,” Ashley chirps with a cackle.

            What gives? I never bother her when she’s trying to take a nap.

            She pulls up my chair beside my bed, facing me. “The hell happened to you?”

            I grunt and answer, “Let’s just say Mike has, like, more energy than the Road Runner, and that playin’ basketball in flip-flops sucks!”

            Another cackle sails my way.

            “Get lost,” I hiss, “can’t you see I’m tryin’ get a little beauty rest?”

 

 

Better do what she says, Ashley! Have some sympathy, will ya? And note that Mike is the name of the boy Melissa babysits (they have a great relationship). I will likely share a snippet from a different chapter next time. Thoughts and feedback are most welcome!

I will be doing the best I can do enjoy my birthday. Intending to do Japanese takeout and later smoke a birthday stogy! I’ll make sure to stop by your blogs today, as well! In other happy news, this time next week I will be moving into my new condo!

Here’s to another Sunday!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Need Rest

 

 

Hey yall! Time to get your snippet fixings from Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link for the official list of participating writers. You’ll also find me on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I’m sharing an excerpt from my WIP, Driving Me Wild.  Melissa is coming home from a morning of babysitting, and is in need of some rest before her big date with Logan.

The snippet begins where Melissa goes into detail about how her charge wanted to play tag and basketball – something she wished she had known arriving at said charge’s house.

Creative punctuation has been used to meet the sentence limit.  Here we go!

 

            It would have been nice to know this before I left home because then I would have worn sneakers instead of flip-flops. And basketball in flip-flops is a bad idea – a really bad idea! Eventually, I gave up and played it – as well as tag – barefoot, which wasn’t any better because my poor feet took a beating from the stones, dirt and who-knows-what-else I stepped on.

            I groan and grimace as I roll my bike into the garage. I ‘ow-ow-ow’ all the way into my house, which feels like a trek across a bed of red-hot coals.

            “Sup, sistah,” Ashley chimes with a beam on her face as I set my keys on the entryway table. She’s stretched out on the sofa, her legs resting on her boyfriend’s lap as he rubs her feet.

            He greets me with a wave.

            Kicking off my sandals, I salute them halfheartedly. “Gonna take a nap, do not disturb, got it?”

 

Poor Melissa! Unfortunately, Ashley won’t let her sleep peacefully. More on that next week. Your thoughts and feedback are, as always, most appreciated!

The weather is finally starting to look as it should, which means I can get some biking in between work-from-home and writing. I hope the weather is nice wherever you are, and that COVID measures are loosening up a little.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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