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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday -Little Does He Know

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, and Happy Valentines to all ! Click on the link if you want to know who’s participating, and/or how you can participate too! Thanks to everyone who commented on my post last week; it was great to reconnect with you all after a long absence!

I’m sharing another excerpt from Room For Three. With the arrival of Joey’s sister looming, Mike wants to know why she’s not too excited. This is all in Joey’s POV:

 

Mike sits down in the armchair next to me as I take a sip from the mug without asking what’s in it. I know right away it’s Irish Cream coffee, and the mix of whiskey, cream, coffee and sugar instantly dances on my tongue. Mike gazes at me with his emerald Irish green eyes, tingling me all over.

“I get the feelin’ you’re not thrilled about your wee sis joinin’ ya at school,” he implies.

My lips stretch ear to ear briefly before I turn my head to one side.

“Ah c’mon, she’s family,” he tucks a strand of my hair behind my ear. “I know you’ve had your battles in the past, but ye must look forward, now.”

He clutches my hand, and the warmth of his fingers races through my skin. Little does he know about my battles with Sarah. I didn’t put a lock on my bedroom door for nothing.

 

The last line says a lot doesn’t it! Sarah isn’t exactly the nicest person in the world. I’ll share a snippet next week with her in it. Your feedback is most appreciated. I will do my best to read everyone’s snippet today, but it will likely be later in the day when I can as I’m out hiking today.

I’m taking the Miller Analogies Test tomorrow, which the final requirement for my PhD application. Wish me luck!

Remember that Valentines Day isn’t just about the cards, candies and candlelit dinners. It’s about showing your lovey how much they mean to you. Do something special, something they would not expect!

 

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Forgo Dining Out This Valentine’s Day

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With V.D. approaching, you are likely getting antsy about card-exchanging and candlelit dinners with a touch of the bubbly. But as wonderful as dining out sounds, perhaps you might consider staying in and cooking your lovey dinner instead.

Think about it. Every other couple likely has the same idea of candlelit dinners as you, so the dining venue will likely be crowded. And don’t think that just because V.D. happens to fall on a Sunday that there will be less people likely to go out; on the contrary, there will be as many couples out. maybe more.

Even if you’re not Betty Crocker, you can still show the love of your life how much you care by attempting to cook him/her a nice meal. And here’s why you should:

  1. the atmosphere will be more intimate because it will just be the two of you.
  2. they say women love men who can cook, so this will be the chance to wow her.
  3. no need to worry about reservations, parking and all the other stress factors that go with dining out.
  4. you can play romantic music in the background without worry of annoying anyone else, or having to listen to the restaurant’s background music.
  5.  your partner will appreciate the effort, even if you don’t do a great job (as long as you don’t burn the kitchen down).

Not sure what to cook? I suggest the following:

  • spaghetti with marinara sauce and garlic bread
  • chicken breast covered in Thai peanut sauce
  • steak teriyaki

So Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your love! And best wishes if you decide to heed my advice!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday -Before the Trouble Begins

It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the link to the website. I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last participation! With all the traveling I did over Thanksgiving and Christmas, not to mention my comp exam and finishing my research paper, well I had to put this on hold.

Anyways, I’d like to offer a snippet from Room For Three, a NA romance WIP. In this scene, my heroine, Joey, is sitting on the balcony of her condo. She is feeling down because her little sister is moving into her dorm at the same college Joey is attending. Joey doesn’t like the idea of being at the same school as her sister. This is in her POV.

A light breeze rustles a lonely palm tree by the tennis courts. I stare at it hard, hoping its tropical beauty will help take my mind off the fact that my little sister will be at the same college as me next week. Of all the colleges in Florida, she had to pick Miami. It’s supposed to my school, I should be the only Hurricane in the family.

I swing a leg over the arm of my chair as gloom cocoons me like an unlucky fly that’s just been covered in a spider’s silk. A ‘plop’ sound breaks the air, snapping me out of a trance-like state. Looking down, I realize that my flip-flop has fallen off my foot.

I hear the glass door behind me slide open. Turning around, I see Mike holding two coffee mugs by their handles, steam snaking out of the cups. I hope he’s brought coffee because I could really do with a jolt of caffeine. 

 

FYI, Mike is her boyfriend. More from this next week. You will find out more about why Joey doesn’t like her sister joining her at her school. I appreciate your feedback, keeping in mind this is in the first draft stage.

Sorry again for being absent from W.W.W. for so long, but I’m glad I’ve finally found time to join you all again. Enjoy the Super Bowl today, too!

 

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