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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 – Opps!

Hello and Happy Holidays! It’s great to be back on Weekend Writing Warriors after my hiatus! Many apologies, but I’ve been working two jobs these past few months! I hope you are just about set to celebrate what will be a “different” Christmas this year!

Today, I’m sharing a snippet from my WIP Driving Me Wild. The blurb can be found on the My Novel tab of my homepage. In this snippet, my heroine, Melissa, is spending a Cincinnati summer’s evening with her best friend, Cass, in a park. She has an upcoming date with a young man named Logan, and she wants to tell her friend about it. However, Melissa has been keeping Logan a secret from her (she met him online).

The snippet begins with Cass’s reaction after Melissa breaks the news of her date. This is in Melissa’s POV, and has been modified to meet the 10-sentence limit. So here it is:

Cass blinks rapidly before dropping her jaw, revealing a fully coated blue tongue thanks to her blueberry slushy. “Shut up? That’s so…hey, wait? You, like, hooked up with a guy, and didn’t even tell me?”

I swallow a big lump in my throat and shrug. “Uh…oops?”

I catch mischief glowing in her eyes just before she pounces on me, knocking me off my feet. The second I land backside on the grass she pins me down and tickles my stomach and armpits relentlessly. I go into a squall of uncontrollable guffawing and flailing. “I-I-I’m sorry,” I cry out in between laughing.

Well, ‘oops’ is certainly an understatement here. Oh, that Melissa. Keeping things from people is something she has to learn from. Will Cass give her a break? Find out in next week’s session!

I’d love to know what you think, as it will help during the editing stage!

I hope to participate next week before Christmas. I’m off to do some skiing with my girlfriend next week! Other than work, I’ve been keeping sane during the pandemic, and hope you have too. I’ve been learning acrylic painting for the last few months, and last week I finally finished my first painting (I worked on it for 2 days). I’m really into tropical seascapes.

Anyways, enjoy your Sunday, and thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Frank

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Wonderful Winter

You’re probably flagging this post, or at the least bulging your eyes or turning up your noses. OK, maybe I’m a little crazy and no I haven’t been smoking anything, but winter is perhaps my favorite season of the year. I don’t know why, but I love the white stuff. I always look forward to a heavy snowfall, especially if I don’t have to go anywhere the next day. And let’s not forget about the Christmas season – with all the many hues of green and red, parties and lots of eggnog. But yes, I’ll admit I hate having to drive in it or shoveling it, but c’est la vie! Anyways, what I love about it so much is because I can get out and ski and snowshoe. Since I live in Canada, winter is a part of my life most of the year. Also, it’s what makes Canada stand out so much. Up here, most of us hibernate in our homes or head down to sunny destinations during the winter, while the rest choose to make the most of winter. I hope you will be among ‘the rest’ this winter. So for those of you in Canada and the northern states, I’d like to share a few tips on how to make the most of the winter.

1. Accept winter – it’s here, so get used to it. Unless, you’re a magician it’s not going away anytime soon. So don’t fear it, embrace it.

2. Get outdoors – snowshoeing, skiing, skating, possibilities are almost endless. And if you have children, there’s tobogganing, tubing and making snowmen (likely to bring up some happy childhood memories). Of course, you don’t have to do snow sports; just take a winter stroll around your town, anything to get you out of the house. Sure, you’ll have to endure the cold and put on a few layers, but it’s not going to kill you.

3. Share it with friends – find something wintery that you and your friends can do. The more the merrier. Talk to them, see what they’d like to do. Maybe they know something about snowshoeing, or skiing that you don’t?

So, make the most out of winter. After all, for many of us it’s around most of the year. So this winter, forgo that trip down to the Bahamas or Mexico. Think about the money you could save for something special when the summer comes back again. Whatever you do, try to make the winter your new friend. You’ll feel better if you do, trust me. Happy holidays!

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