Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #82!

Hello, my friends! Happy Sunday and (hopefully) long weekend to you! Hooray for LaboUr Day! Yes, we spell it with a U here in Canuckland. We're Unique that way. ;) Today I'm sharing another excerpt from Adventures in Online Dating, a choose your own adventure romance! To give you some background, my heroine's name is Sydney Montrose, and she's currently perusing her online dating matches with best friend, Grace, who forced her to join the site in the first place. I should also mention that Syd plays the piano professionally in an orchestra. Are we good? Good!

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

Sydney laughed, mostly at the God-awful English accent Grace attempted in her perverse version of flattery. “Look, I’ve been through the entire woodwinds section and most of the brass. I’m tired of men full of hot air.”
            Grace plopped back on the couch with a snort. “So you like Joe. Any other prospects?”
            “Well, there’s Charlie. We’ve been chatting for a while and he wants to meet up. Joe wants to meet up too,” she added meaningfully.

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

Well, school starts up again this week. I'm both excited and terrified to be back at the front of the classroom. I fear the teenagers will eat me alive in my injury-weakened state. But I will fend them off with my crutches and infectious positivity! :D Wishing everyone a marvelous week ahead! 

:) :( ;) :D :-/ :x :P :-* =(( :-0 X( :7 B-) #:-S :(( :)) =)) :-B :-c :)] ~x( :-h I-) =D7 @-) :-w 7:P 2):) :!! \m/ :-q :-bd ^#(^

18 comments:

  1. Nice sense of girly conversation there. Nice 8!
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Juneta! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

      Delete
  2. U will be as adorable and fine as your snippet. The dialogue rings girlfriends forever.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. U are too kind, Charmaine! Thank you so much! :)

      Delete
  3. It sounds like she's got a bit of a hunkering for Joe...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hee! Love the term 'hunkering'. I'm gonna use that! ;) Thanks, Millie!

      Delete
  4. I love the band and hot air reference. How cute!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/08/weekend-writing-warriors-83114.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the orchestra hot air reference;). Well done!
    Why is it important that Joe wants to meet up with her?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tina! Grace isn't a big fan of Joe based on his name alone, so Syd's making sure she knows that he's definitely a factor. :)

      Delete
  6. LOL 'tired of men full of hot air' LOL loved it!!! Very fun 8 and I can't wait to see if she does have meet ups with one or both guys.

    Good luck at school, hopefully the teens will take it easy on you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's better of the adventure--you get to choose who she dates first! :D Thanks, Meka!

      Delete
  7. I like the orchestra sub-theme! Best wishes with the new school year and room full of teenagers...excellent excerpt as always.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for all of the above, Veronica! You're so sweet! :)

      Delete
  8. Full of hot air, huh? *snicker* Maybe she should try someone from the strings section?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hee! That's not a bad suggestion. I'll pass it on. Thanks, Caitlin! :)

      Delete
  9. Entertaining as always. I love the idea of working her way through the orchestra. Musicians have the nicest hands. Great eight!

    ReplyDelete
  10. "...men full of hot air." ! That is a riot! Wonderful job of infusing humoUr. lol And you do that so well, Evelyn. Nice to "see" you. I rarely make it to this end of the list. :-)

    ReplyDelete