Since we are close to the release, I am coming to you with another excerpt from the book. This is from a Debra chapter and the only background you need is that the story begins the day after Debra has told her husband she’s having an affair. This could mean losing her job as Principal of Morningside Middle School as well as the respect of her daughter, a student there. And if the scandal hits the wires (and there’s a good chance of that since the PTA President hates Debra) it could mean embarrassment for her husband a prominent CPA. The stakes are high and Debra is… just swimming in it. Drama. LOVE IT.
Hi folks! I picked a fun snippet for today from my first #NaNoWriMo project, Same Time Next Week. There’s a bit of language in this one so… read at your own risk! Also please note that this story is fanfiction so if that doesn’t float your boat, it won’t hurt my feelin’s none! Read the full story at the NF archive HERE or my personal archive HERE.
Today’s snippet is from my current…ish serial A Thin Line, a story about two people who’ve known and loved each other nearly their entire lives, but you’d never know it because they bicker constantly. They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. JC and Angie find out how thin that line really is when they’re forced to plan the wedding of their two best friends. Why aren’t I running away, horrified that this man I cannot stand just gave me the best kiss I’ve had in years?
If I wanted Max, I would be with her. What if I want you?”
For Writing Wednesday this week, I am sharing an excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Brunch at Ruby’s. The book hits the digital shelves on 3.24.2015!
This story was written as a gift for the Secret Santa 2011 Challenge at the NF Story Archive. Thought I would revisit it for Christmas! Christmas Eve, 2011 Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall was decked out in its annual holiday finery, beckoning with the sounds and smells of Christmas. Lush green garlands with sparkling lights intertwined between the branches adorned the doorways of each store. An enormous, fully decorated tree stood at the center of the mall, stretching three stories tall. And just loud enough to hum along to, cheery mood-lifting music filtered over hundreds of heads from loudspeakers. You wouldn’t even know it was December- damn near Christmas- if it wasn’t for the overdone festivity. Garlands and glitter and flashing lights, blow-up Santa dolls, sparkly snowflakes and tinsel-God, the tinsel on everything, everywhere was a severe contrast to the sunny, cloudless, 70 degree temperature. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” JC mumbled the familiar tune as he and Joey bustled past JCPenney, approaching Macy’s. Armed with a last minute shopping list and a few hours to burn, JC and Joey were on a mission to find three gifts, have them wrapped, and get back to the Fatone house in time to slip the presents under the tree. “It looks like Christmas threw up in here.” Joey chuckled, his head low as they pushed through a thick crowd of last minute shoppers. “You’re such a Grinch.” “I feel like I’ve been celebrating Christmas since Halloween.” “That’s because you have. But Christmas is tomorrow, so it’s almost over.” “It’s like there’s some kind of competition as to which business can be the most annoyingly attractive to shoppers. Come spend all your money here, not there! That’s totally not what Christmas should be about.” “Yeah, but it’s a big time of year for retail. They gotta make money somehow.” An ear piercing scream and a heavy thud broke through tidings of comfort and joy like a record scratch. A scuffle […]
It’s SUNDAY! And I think I’m finally back on track after a harrowing and busy few weeks. Today’s snip comes from my in progress romantic (fanfiction) serial, A Thin Line, the story of a boy and girl that used to love each other, but now despise each other. They say there’s a thin line between love and hate– what are the chances they could love each other again?
Title: Questions and Conversations Author: MissM Genre: Fanfiction, romance Release Date: October 1, 2013 Welcome again to the Sunday Snip, which is my opportunity to share a snippet of something I’ve written. Today’s snip comes from a short that I wrote for the POP!Tober Fiction challenge back in October. It was a fun romp and I’m planning a sequel. Enjoy!
I’m attempting to bring back this semi-regular occurrence on my blog, where I share a snip of something I’ve written, whether it’s old or new, from a finished piece or a work in progress. Writers tend to be solitary individuals and keep to ourselves. At the same time, we enjoy hearing that people like or can relate to our work.
I was just flitting through Facebook, reading posts and liking things as I am wont to do and I saw a fun post from Author Jami Gold. She was participating in a meme where you post a few paragraphs from page seven of an unedited manuscript. YES I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS.