Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #167!

Hello, my friends! Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there! My gift to you - more Adventures in Online Dating! 

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

            “What might what be?” Collin asked as he weaved his way between the two and slithered up next to her again, like the snake that he was.
            Sydney stuttered, “Oh, uh…the, um, coffee flavor of the month.”
            “Irish cream,” Sam replied without missing a beat. Mmm. Maybe Sam was part Irish. She certainly felt like doing a jig when he shot her a wink before slipping away with the promise of preparing her order to her exact specifications. Collin had no idea what was in store. She just hoped Sam made it all happen right quick, 'cause touchy-feely man picked up where he left off, and she could only hold back her gag reflex for so long. 

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I just finished my last week of teaching for the semester, and now we're entering exam/marking/report card week. Not fun for the students, but even less fun for the teachers. I finally see the light, though! I got to FaceTime with my dad this morning (the best daddy in the world) who's at my brother's place, spending quality time with baby Charlie. It's a test run for him, since he and I are on babysitting duty next weekend. Wish us luck! Have a fabulous week, everyone! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #166!

Hello, all you beautiful people! Happy Sunday! I've got just a few more posts from Adventures in Online Dating to share, so without further ado, let's get to it!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 
“As much as I’d love to whip out my Jackie Chan moves on this loser, I’d rather not end up in the slammer too, but I have an idea.”
            The sound of angels singing couldn’t have been any sweeter. “Let’s hear it.”
            Sam quickly explained his plan, both of them keeping an eye out for the ex-con. “He works in this area, so it shouldn’t take him long to get here.”
            “If this is successful, you are getting the biggest tip imaginable”
            He smiled. “I’ve got something else in mind.”
            “Oh?” she asked flirtatiously. “What might that be?”

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I have one week left of teaching, then exams, and then I'm off for the summer! Boy, do I ever need this break. I'm gonna spend lots of time with my family, the BF, and my friends. Whatever spare time I have left I'll be using to write, write, and write some more! I hope to finish another project that's in the works by the end of the summer. Now, the only thing missing is our summer-like weather. Wishing all of you a beautiful, sunshiny week ahead! :)



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #165!

Hi, gang. Hope you're all having a great weekend. Get ready to jump back in to more Adventures in Online Dating! :)

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

“Are you not enjoying the…coffee?” Sam asked, his eyes subtly darting to her oblivious tablemate.
            “It’s a bit, um…astringent for my taste.”
            Sam nodded. “Well, let me see if I can—”
            “Be right back,” Collin interrupted as he stood. “Grab me a coffee, man,” he said to Sam. “Black.”
            Once Collin was a safe distance away, Syd grabbed Sam’s arm and spoke urgently, “He’s creepy and crowdy and touchy and feely, and did I mention the guy’s been to jail? ‘Cause he has! So now would be a really good time to put that black belt of yours to good use.”

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I'm sad to say that my family experienced another tremendous loss this past week. My dear, sweet grandpa passed away on Wednesday morning, after 96 blissful years of life. We're all finding comfort in the fact that he died peacefully in his sleep, and, better still, he's with my mom (his daughter) in Heaven now. I've been at home with family, and we're all pulling together yet again to help each other through this difficult time. He was such a kind, generous, hard-working, and happy man who loved being alive, adored his family, and had a wonderful sense of humour. We'll miss him terribly, but he's having one heck of a reunion in the sky right now. Wishing all of you a fabulous week ahead. Hug your loved ones and enjoy every moment of this precious life. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #164!

Hello, all you beautiful people! Happy Sunday of a much-needed long weekend! How about some Adventures in Online Dating to liven up your day? Okay!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

Super. She could now add ‘divorcĂ©’ to this guy’s ever-growing list of attributes.
            “But enough about me. I wanna know all about you, and how exactly a lady as fine as yourself can end up on a singles site.”
            She could lie and tell him she wasn’t single after all. That this was just a big misunderstanding, a mistake. But the guy was sitting so near to her she could feel his breath on her face, and it was probably best not to poke an ex-con in such close proximity. Finally, she caught Sam out of the corner of her eye. She flagged him down, relieved when he spun on his heel and approached their table. Sydney raised her mug in front of her lips to prevent her date from seeing her mouth the words ‘Help Me’ to the alarmed barista. 

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It's soooo nice having a long weekend finally, and I'm making the most of it. I'm eating loads of ice cream, reading, writing, and enjoying the beautiful sunshine whenever possible. Hope you're doing the same, particularly the part about the ice cream! ;) Have a wonderful week, my friends! 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #163!

Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday and happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. My gift to you: Adventures in Online Dating!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off:

Collin scooted ever-closer to her. She should just ask him what he did, what crime he committed. He’s the one who brought up his criminal record, so it’s not like it was an out of the blue question. Gulping a breath, she blurted, “Di-did you kill someone?”
            Startled, he leaned back, blinking several times, and then he laughed. “Little less gruesome than that, sweetheart. Home invasion. Someone had some stuff of mine, I wanted it back, so I went about getting it my own way.”
            “How did that…someone get your stuff?”
            “Damn lawyers gave it to her in the divorce.”  

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I'll be spending the day with my family, having a belated birthday celebration for my dad, and taking some time to share our memories of Mom. It's gonna be a difficult day, without question, but being together will make it infinitely easier. Hug your moms tight today, my friends. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #162!

Hello, my friends! So glad to have you here. It's time for more Adventures in Online Dating!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

Anymore? Did they ever? A chill ran down her spine as she contemplated what exactly this guy got thrown into the slammer for. Well, maybe it wasn’t a serious crime. It could have been something as harmless as tax evasion…or public indecency. She cocked her head, inspecting his outward appearance. He was fully-clothed, and nothing was unexpectedly poking out, thank the Lord.
            “Like what you see?” he asked, shooting her a wink.
            Her gaze shifted to the counter where she desperately sought out Sam. Where the hell are you, barista boy? 

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The last couple weeks have been tough for me. Seeing all the Mother's Day commercials on TV and cards in the stores has made me miss my mommy more than ever. I found myself stopping to read a few cards today, just so I could hypothetically choose the one I would have purchased for her. Inevitably, the waterworks came. When I left the store, it was nearing dinner time so I stopped at my favorite wing place to get a take-out order. The girl working there must have noticed my eyes looked a bit bloodshot. She couldn't have been sweeter to me, and when my order was packed and ready to go, she said, "Take care of yourself." Although some days are more difficult than others, it's the little things like this that go a long way. You can always depend on the kindness of strangers. :) And on that note, enjoy your week ahead, my friends! 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #161!

Hiya, friends! Welcome back! We'll just jump right into another excerpt from Adventures in Online Dating, so hold on for the ride!

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

“Uh, thanks, I think.”
            He chuckled. “Well, ya know, ya don’t see a lot of folks of the female persuasion when you’re on the inside, but you make being a free man feel pretty damn good.”
            Jesus. Did that mean what she thought it meant? “You mean ‘free’ as in single…right?” Please, God, let me be right, or let me be carrying some pepper spray…
            “’Course I’m single.”
            Her held breath came out in a whoosh.
            “Surprisingly, most chicks don’t find a guy with a criminal record appealing anymore.” 

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I spent a wonderful day yesterday with the BF, hiking through the hills of Gatineau Park, Quebec. It was such a beautiful, sunshiny day, and we had a wonderful time, though I think 10 km was a tad ambitious. It might be the reason why I'm having trouble getting out of bed this morning. However, it was totally worth it in order to earn the giant pizza we shared for dinner...followed by a giant chocolate bar. :D Have a wonderful week, all!