Sunday, November 24, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #42!

Hellooooo, friends! Happy Sunday to one and all! Hope you've had a great week! It's time to get to know my hero a little better in today's excerpt from Nutcases.

Here's the premise: It's the year 2033. Since so many people have developed allergies to peanuts in this century, the government has banned peanuts and all peanut-related products, including (*gasp*) peanut butter. Side note: I think that was the most anyone has ever used the word 'peanut' in a sentence. Well, as you can imagine, Morgan, my heroine, refuses to live in a world without PB. So, with the help of my hero, Clark, they build their own peanut-butter-making machine in the secret basement of her home and begin the business of bootlegging. Also, they share a few pb kisses, etc, etc. :-D

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


“Impressive.”

His Nutella-colored eyes swept over her from head to toe and back again. “I’ll say,” he murmured. 

Her cheeks burned under his frank perusal. “Oh, please, come in,” she said, stepping aside, watching the long, lean, fedora-wearing professor enter her home like he belonged there.

He took off his hat and placed it on the counter. Brown hair flopped free, nearly covering his eyes. She cocked her head to the side, grinning at how boyish the hairstyle made him.

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Life in Ottawa has been so much better than I ever imagined. At the end of my second week of teaching here, I've already landed a long-term position at the same high school that took my teaching virginity, and I couldn't be happier! I'm teaching Grade 9 and Grade 10/11 Girls' Phys-Ed. When I told the girls on Friday that I was going to be their new teacher, they all clapped and cheered for me. Best. Feeling. Ever. I've never felt more at home in a place so far from home. All that's left to do now is celebrate! :) Wishing you all a spectacular week ahead! 
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15 comments:

  1. Nutella colored eyes?! My kinda guy! Excellent excerpt...

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    1. My kinda guy too! :D Thanks, Veronica!

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  2. To repeat--nutella! funny, original and so charming. Delightful eight.

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    1. So happy to hear that, Charmaine! Thank you so much! :)

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  3. Let's try this again...(blogger went weird on me...so a C&P of my comment):

    Ignore my happy dance here. I just love his comment after his frank perusal of her :D Love their instant lust...now can it become more?

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    1. Bad blogger! Oh, I think you'll be pleased to see exactly how much more it can become. lol. Thanks so much, Sarah!

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    1. They're delicious, aren't they? :D Thanks, Tina!

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  5. It got hot fast!!!! Love it and the humor that just oozes from your writing : )

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    1. Aww, Millie! You are awesome! Thank you so, so much! :)

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  6. Well he sounds adorable. Love those dark-eyed guys! And I'm pretty sure I heard those Ottawa girls screaming for you last Friday. Or maybe that was just me! In any case, congratulations on the long-term gig! So happy for you!

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    1. LOL, thank you, A-M! :D I'm so happy you're so happy! *hugs* Stay tuned for more dark-eyed deliciousness next week!

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  7. "Nutella-colored eyes" made me think of peanut butter spread. Too funny! This is such a humorous story. :)
    History Sleuth's Milk Carton Murders

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    1. It just makes me hungry. In fact, every time I work on this story my stomach growls. lol. Thanks, Cindy!

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