Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #66!

Good morning, good morning! Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there! I'll keep this short and sweet since I'm spending the day with my incredible mommy. :) How 'bout another round of Cheapskates in Love? Okay!

Here's the blurb: It’s couples' skating night down at the local rink and Elena Armstrong can’t seem to keep her cocky jock blind date around long enough to knee him in the balls. Sadly, she was too much of a cheapskate to pay for a membership to an online dating site and based everything on Leonard’s personality profile alone. Big mistake.

At the opposite end of the rink, Ben Kessel, another cheapskate on a blind date with Iris, the ice princess, is having a similarly miserable time. Elena, a hater of all things sports-related, inches out into the skating world butt-first and collides with Ben. After sharing their hilarious and horrifying dates-gone-wrong stories, the two disappear and make everything right again on the floor in the players’ dressing room. Almost everything. They forget to exchange numbers. Now these two cheapskates need to make the ultimate sacrifice: pay for a membership to the online dating site so they can track each other down. But is the possibility of love really worth the price of $24.95 per month?

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

Clinging to the nearest railing, Elena Armstrong contemplated the feasibility of slitting her own throat with them. Or her date’s. Why ruin a perfectly good sweater? The stupid scarf he’d twisted around his scrawny neck could only benefit from an O-positive dye job. Mr. Smooth was currently skating circles around every man, woman, and hormonal teenager in the public rink like he was frigging Dick Button. Well, he wasn’t getting his dick unbuttoned tonight. She was ready to pull a Tonya Harding on the jerk.
Aaaaand the cold was officially making her crazy.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors! 

Hope all you moms are pampered today! You have the toughest job in the world. Well, in my case, it was fairly easy. ;) But that doesn't mean I'm any less grateful. Enjoy your special day, ladies! Wishing the non-moms and all the men out there a fabulous Sunday too! See you next week! :)
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19 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Love the reference to Dick Button/unbuttoned. You're one amusing writing. Delightful eight.

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    1. Thank you so much, Charmaine! You make me smile so big with comments like this! :D

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  2. I'm with Charmaine, loved the skater references! Really a great snippet!

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  3. Ah ha ha, pull a Tawnya Harding : ). I'm chuckling.

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    1. Then my work here is done, Millie. ;) Thank you!

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  4. Oh dear! Very funny snippet with bags of attitude, not enjoying herself then? Lol!

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    1. Hee! Not quite. But I think something (or someone) will help turn things around. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Glad to see you again! :)

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  6. Very funny. I've been there, clinging to the rails! Can't wait until she meets Mr. Not So Wrong.

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    1. Oh, I've been there too. Mr. NSW is just around the corner. ;)

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  7. Wow, is she angry! Love all the snarky comments packed into a few sentences--really establishes her mood.

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    1. That's awesome to hear! Thanks, Caitlin! :)

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  8. Ha, I love Elena's snarkiness! And who can resist a good Dick Button joke? Have a great time at home and be careful driving back.

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    1. I know, right? I think Elena is like the angry/snarkastic girl inside of me that rarely comes out. lol. Thanks, Almost-Momma! :x

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