Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #46!

Happy holidays, my friends! In honour of the fast-approaching festivities, I'm giving the gift of peanut butter to you once again. I'm generous that way. 

Here's the premise for Nutcases: 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 an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 

“I just wish I’d found you sooner, when The Final Crunch Down first happened.”

He blinked hard and drew away from her again, like it was taking every ounce of his control not to be near her. “It was over two years ago, but, golly. It feels like yesterday to me. I still have nightmares about it.”

“God, yes.” She loved him for being here and for understanding her and for wearing dark-wash jeans that fit him like a glove. "Clark, I know you just got here, and we hardly know each other, but…would you like to see my basement?” 

That's all, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors

I made it home for the holidays yesterday, driving through snow and rain and sleet and slush to get here, but I feel so happy and relaxed now that I'm in my favourite place on earth. I'm surrounded by snow, family, and beautiful Christmas decorations. This time of year is so magical for me. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year too! Be safe if you're travelling. Take a moment to enjoy the little things--the sound of laughter, hot chocolate and marshmallows, bows, and mistletoe. Love to you all! :)
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24 comments:

  1. He is going to love that basement. I love that basement!!

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  2. I'm totally stealing the basement line so I can use it on my hubby. :) Thanks for that. And for this! Loving these excerpts!

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    1. I hope that line works out for you, Mags. ;) So, so glad you're enjoying the excerpts! That makes me crazy happy!

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  3. I love her list of reasons for loving him, including the jeans...the basement will be interesting reading! Great 8!

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! Happy holidays! :)

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  4. LOL! Every time I see more of this I love it more. "and for wearing dark-wash jeans that fit him like a glove." heehee.

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    1. Yay! That makes me so happy, Sarah! Thank you tons! :)

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  5. Charming story and basement? He wants to see more than what's downstairs. Happy Holidays, my friend.

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    1. lol, I think so. ;) Happy Holidays to you as well, Charmaine! :)

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  6. You forgot to add peanut butter to the list of things to enjoy during the holiday season! Don't forget the peanut butter-Hershey kisses cookies and buckeyes! And I was snickering over the basement line too, although it might be more obvious if I use, since my house doesn't have a basement! Have a great time at home with your family! Merry Christmas! (Yay! Made my goal of ending every sentence with a !)

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    1. Oh my goodness! I better edit this blog post immediately! :D Your enthusiasm shocks me in the most beautiful of ways! See! I'm following suit! It's contagious, I tell you! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and happy almost-birthday, A-M! :x

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  7. He's dying to get into her basement : ) Evelyn you crack me up with this story!

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    1. LOL, so thrilled to hear that, Millie! Thank you!! :D

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  8. What a leading question. Of course he'd like to see her basement! I love it.

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    1. Hee! Silly characters asking such silly questions. ;) Thanks, Kate! Off to read yours!

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  9. Great snippet!
    I love your header… I am a shoe fanatic!

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    1. Thank you--on both counts! I'm pretty crazy about shoes too, but I prefer the athletic kind. :D

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  10. I'm with her. A world without peanut butter is just to bleak to contemplate. Stevie is right, the last lane is a doozey.

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    1. Oh, I agree with all of the above. :D Thanks so much for stopping by, Jess!

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