Last week, Becca discovered she had the lead in a new play and her costume in Act One would be a towel.
This week we meet ChristopherWilliams, former lover and performer on stage with Becca until she made a big change.
Hollywood sucked the juice right out of me, Chris thought, with one year there, a movie, three potential pilots, too much booze and silly woman. Great to be home but no calls in two weeks bored him so out to the neglected flowers to deadhead petunias almost missing the clarion call of the cell phone.
The deep voice said, “Christopher, old boy,” and the reply came back with “Cut the crap, Randy; I don’t like the word old; so you called because. . .”
“Most actors are thrilled to receive my summons; I have a part for you.”
“How big and where?”
“As usual you cut to the chase; the good news is leading man in my new play with Becca Morgan as your leading woman.”
Long silence as Chris’s rapid breathing slowed before he said, “We haven’t worked together for a long time.”
“It’s magic time once again, Christopher; send me your FAX number and you’ll have the script and schedule in a few.”
His one and only Becca, no woman ever touched his heart the way she still did.
The Beginning. . .Not The End
More delightful snippets ahead:
Regarding the 3 book Omnibus listed on Amazon: I just read a review of Reconstructing Charlie written a while back. Here’s a taste:
Charlie Costigan has a secret. Home life gone from bad to the worst when she protects her mother from another vicious attack by her drunken father. Midnight. Clothes thrown into a suitcase, she races for the bus with a letter to an unknown aunt and uncle. This is my daughter. Embrace her as if she were your own.
Determined, Charlie begins again. Alone with her secret.
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Charlie rises above being abused. With steely determination, she thrives in the care of an aunt and uncle she’s never known. Her guilt and need to connect with her mother and siblings bring her low at times.
There is sparkle and vivacity to her personality and so many of the fine characters especially the Labradoodles she names Lord and Lady.
Thanks, my friends