1/25/15 WEWRIWA

Six inches plus in the first big snow this year. Please Mr. Please, that’s enough. We’re ready for Spring. Welcome to our wonderful weekend writers where you may post eight sentences and have constructive critique come back to improve your work.

You have all been instrumental in helping me write Breaking new Ground. A special thanks to Evelyn Jules for the title. You’re on the Acknowledgement page, my friend. Today is the last post. The story was released yesterday. and I’m in Happy Dance mode.

This week is a bit different. Marcus O’Brien, the town advisory board chairman is a widower. Anna Youngblood is at the office after storming out of James Chandler’s penthouse the night before. She waits for the usually on-time boss to appear. He shows up dressed in a nifty suit, new tie and has left his toupee at home. Smelling of Old Spice, he tells Anna to take the day off since he will be other-wise engaged. And off he goes.

Excerpt in eight:

Anna felt like a mess after a restless night of sleeping on the couch so she washed up in the office bathroom vowing never speak to that slime ball James um Chandler ever again.
She speaks to the boss who is late, “You look very nifty this morning, sir, I checked your appointment book but there’s nothing on the schedule unless you have somewhere special in mind.”
“That I do, Anna,” he ran his hand over his ,sparsely covered with hair, scalp, “ I hope I look okay without the rug.”

Marcus O’Brien drove carefully north on Main Street in his restored old BMW and  waved to friends strolling along but didn’t stop until he made a right turn into the familiar wooded property hidden just past a construction site. Admiration for this courageous friend who lived alone in a wonderland of flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables cultivated by her filled his heart.
He maneuvered through the driveway, parked and grabbed three apples to juggle when he rang the bell
Celia Brown opened the door wide, hands on hips, old Lucy by her side.
“Marcus, it’s about time you came calling.”

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When the CEO of a major Construction Company claims a part of Celia
Brown’s property, he has no idea what he’s up against. The elderly
widow and her six year old granddaughter prepare for battle. River’s
Edge, the town that believes in kindness to strangers, jumps into the
fray. Add romance, kids, and pride to the mix; there are lessons to
be learned in Breaking New Ground.




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Love from Charmaine


51 thoughts on “1/25/15 WEWRIWA

  1. Happy to hear about your new release! Congrats.

    Pretty neat excerpt here. Exactly what is that man up to?? You’re a tease, Charmaine 🙂 Am curious what those two are going to cook up.

    We’re getting some snow again too. So very tired of that, and it’s still January, lol!

  2. To find out what the older folks and younger folks are up to, check out the full story. My granddaughter-age 6 helped me write part of it and wewriwa pushed and shoved until I finished. It’s a long/short story full of fun, wisdom, and romance. Thanks for shoveling out to make contact from your bunker up north, Marcia.

  3. Congratulations on the release. Lovely cover. I was very happy to read that Mr. O’Brien has a love life too and I’m itching to know what happened between Anna and James um Chandler. Guess I’ll have to buy the book!

    • Thanks, Jess. I don’t know if my stories are your cup of tea with regular folks and not too much in steamy toes curling sex but give a story a try. You might like it.Keep you from trouble after mucking out the stables.

  4. Congrats on your release day yesterday! That’s always so exciting! I’m so happy for you!

    I really like this 8. I am dying to see more interactions between Marcus and Celia – the emotions and connection between them are palpable.

    • Hi Lauren, as we both know, you don’t need hunks like in the chick lits to have romance. It comes at any age. I’m a living example as are you and Vicki.Even though it’s cold outside, there’s still heat at eighty for hubs and me. Check out this book. Long/short story, affordable while you heal from bumps along the way.

  5. I hadn’t had a chance to see snippets of this one, Charmaine, but even though I came in towards the end, I was completely engaged instantly. Best of luck with your new release!

  6. I’m wondering what Anna was doing in Mr. Chandler’s penthouse. Pretty sure I know what he was up to, and that she didn’t go for it. Anyway…

    I love that he grabbed some apples to juggle. I also love that he left the toupee off. Sounds like he’s a bit nervous, and very sweet. Lovely eight, as usual!

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