#TeaserTues – Vested in Her – 3

#TeaserTues Vested In Her Excerpt from Chapter One.


Previous Excerpts from Chapter One that I shared.

IllictVested In Her 9-20-16
Vested in Her 7-5-16

Chapter One

Haven Johnson bounced across the cracked linoleum floor to answer the call of the beeping oven, her tight tank top and short shorts doing little to cover her as she bounded around. Bending, she retrieved the surprise she baked for her childhood friends who were all crowded around a small, wobbly-legged table in her parents’ kitchen.

A man whistled behind her, but she ignored him. Gas was one guy she had no desire to be friends with, but him and Chrome were a package deal. Continue reading

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ReBlog – “One In A Million” – #fiction #NaNoWriMo #lostlove #music | Simply Marquessa

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Photo credit: Bright Note via Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Inspired by WP daily prompt, “Second Thoughts” and by the lyrics of  “One In A Million” from the video below.

One In A Million

“You’re a great girl but I…uh… just don’t want to be “exclusive” right now. I mean, I’m not ready for anything serious at this point in time. You understand that, don’t you?”

It was a Friday night and Lily was curled up next to me on the couch watching a movie on Netflix. From out of left field, Lily had popped the topic, taking me by surprise. Well, it wasn’t that far out of left field – we had been seeing each other regularly for months.

I braced myself for her reaction and the anger that would probably follow…

Source: “One In A Million” – #fiction #NaNoWriMo #lostlove #music | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – Readings | A Short Story | aspiringwriter22

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“Sit down.” She did. Linda always listened to everything Mr. Stewart said and did what he told her to. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be where she was today. He loosened his tie a bit be…

Source: Readings | A Short Story | aspiringwriter22

#TeaserTues – Vested in Her – Take 2

Illict #TeaserTues Vested In Her Except for your reading enjoyment.

I have reworked this story since I originally wrote it during Camp Nano July. Let’s say I remember doing three edits on it since then. That’s a lot in two months. It’s off at my editor now she’s scheduled to look at it next month. Wish me luck!

Edits

  1. A read through to write up my index cards on characters and settings. Worked on tense, added missing words, looked for the wrong word being used, looked for plot holes, and worked on flow.
  2. Added more character and setting depth. Worked on tense.
  3. A read through to write up my index cards on story. Worked on anything that popped up.

Vested in Her 7-5-16

Chapter One

Haven bounced across the cracked linoleum floor to answer the call of the beeping oven. She retrieved the surprise she had baked for her friends who were all crowded around a small wobbly legged table in her parent’s kitchen.

“Haven, that smells like heaven. You’re going to make some guy a great old lady one day.” Chrome said.

His older brother Gas smiled, his nut-brown eyes flickered menacingly and he laughed. “We all know that won’t be you, Chrome.”

The other guys around the table burst into laughter.

Chrome lowered his bright red mop that he had in common with his brother, the only thing he had in common with his brother, and stuttered to himself. The sea green eyed, Chrome was the more sensitive of the two. He gave riding lessons to townies down at the bike shop. He was the only one willing to. Gas was a mechanic there and ruthlessly prodded him about helping them. Continue reading

ReBlog – @simplymarquessa – Unicorns

ReBlog- a little more of Alejandro and Delaney for your reading pleasure.

 

Everyone was staring as if they had seen a unicorn. And I was the unicorn. Why did I agree to go to a party when I don’t know anyone? Ok, well that wasn’t totally true. Under normal circumsta…

Source: Unicorns | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – X is for “XO” – @simplymarquessa #love #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

ReBlog – Ready for more of these two?

Continued from “Video

XO (Delaney)

The kitchen hummed with the sounds of sizzling oils and hissing pots. Alma was cooking up a storm for dinner and the smells of adobo and sofrito fill…

Source: X is for “XO” – #love #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – V is for “Video” – @simplymarquessa #love #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

ReBlog – Another scene with Delaney and Alejandro

Continued from “Chocolate High

Video (Alejandro)

All we hear is the ocean whispering. Delaney and I have been sitting out here in silence for over an hour without saying a word. But we…

Source: V is for “Video” – #love #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – C is for “Chocolate High” – @simplymarquessa #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

Reblogging another great installation from Marquessa.

CEBImagery.com / Foter / CC BY-NC

Continued from “Back to One”.

Chocolate High (Delaney)

“Close your eyes and open your mouth.” I did as I was told. I felt t…

Source: C is for “Chocolate High” – #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z | Simply Marquessa

#TeaserTues – Vested in Her

IllictI wanted to share a little sneak peak of my current Camp NANO project.

The title is a work in progress. And this is an unedited first draft. Other than that enjoy.

Vested in Her – Chapter One

Haven bounces over the cracked linoleum floor to the beeping oven to retrieve the surprise she had baked for her friends. They were all crowded around a small table in her parents kitchen.

“Haven, that smells like heaven. You’re going to make some guy a great old lady one day.” Chrome said.

Gas smiled and laughed. “We all know that won’t be you Chrome.”

All the guys around the table burst into laughter. Continue reading

ReBlog – B is for “Back At One” – @simplymarquessa #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

ReBlog – And the story gets interesting.

Photo credit: Butz.2013 via Foter.com / CC BY

Continued from “Amarte Es Un Placer”.

Back At One (Alejandro)

“I wanted to look up.” “Look up? What do you mean?” She turned her gaze back …

Source: B is for “Back At One” – #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – A is for “Amarte Es Un Placer” – @simplymarquessa #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

Another reblog for your reading enjoyment!

Photo credit: Butz.2013 via Foter.com / CC BY

Get to know more about Alejandro here.

Amarte Es Un Placer (Alejandro)

One taste of her on my lips would be like poison. And if I kissed her, I knew th…

Source: A is for “Amarte Es Un Placer” – #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – @simplymarquessa The Girl Next Door – #Fiction

Reblogging this for your reading pleasure.

The Girl Next Door

Please don’t think I’m creepy but I can’t help it. She moved in last week and I have been watching her almost every single morning. It’s not like I go out…

Source: The Girl Next Door – #Fiction | Simply Marquessa

ReBlog – fiction friday 23: secret admirer.

ReBlog – I’ve shared this lady’s work with you before and I’m pleased to bring you a link to more. Enjoy!

Back in November, I wrote a short piece of fiction that I always thought could be something more. And a few readers suggested the same. But I never wrote more… until now. I’m beginning with a slightly edited version of the original post. More to come… but I do not have much written beyond this initial installment… I’ll be making it up as I go. So please set your expectations accordingly…

secret admirer.

I don’t wear my wedding rings at the gym. For practical purposes. It never occurred to me that anyone was paying attention to my hands… looking for a ring… or looking for not-a-ring.

Follow this link to read more: fiction friday 23: secret admirer. | what sandra thinks

ReBlog – #TeaserTues Frenemies

So in the process of cutting and pasting and whacking and hacking the manuscript, I had to make choices. What to keep, what to do away with, what to whittle down and what to expand on. One scene I cut, I initially believed was important – simply because it defined the time period in which the manuscript is set in, 2001.

And because I actually had a lot of fun writing it!

Around the time I wrote it, The Greek had emailed me about a situation she was in and said something along the lines of, “He kept talking about choices. Come on, this isn’t Burger King, where you pick between french fries and chicken fries. This is life.”

Find more at the source: Frenemies | Rachel writes …

ReBlog – #TeaserTues #ShortStory – a walk in the city.

Some days, a walk in the city is just what you need…

“You’re blushing,” he said.

“I am not,” she insisted.

“Yes… you are…” He stopped suddenly, almos…

Source: a walk in the city. | what sandra thinks