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12/15/13 WEWRIWA

The Farmer’s Almanac predicted a mild winter for the north east and little snow. What went wrong?

Today’s eight continues with favorite lines from Before the Final Curtain, book three in mature romances in the series The Beginning. . .Not The End. Chris Williams, the male star, tells Becca how to deliver a line to get a bigger laugh, something he did in the past.



excerpt in eight:

I’m telling you for the first and last time, don’t direct me and, and don’t touch me; we’re lovers on stage only, I can act the part.”

Becca flipped through to the page of the script Chris referred to, reread the line and thought,He’s right, the bastard, why is he always right?”

Becca has a short run on sentence monologue talking to her stage daughter about her deceased husband:

“Your father was a traveling salesman and when he’d come back after two weeks so horny, we never made it past the front door ’cause he’d drop his suitcase and his pants and when I sold his possessions I should’ve kept his, well, suitcase ’cause he kept a lot of toys for us in there.

daughter says: Oh, Mom.

Penny, the stage daughter got her part from the casting couch meaning she slept with the director. He’s taken her back to his apartment for a quickie followed by rehearsal. She just left and Randall Sloan is alone.

Randy, elated with his success, poured single malt Scotch into a shot glass, drank a toast to Viagra and finally fell asleep.

for more excerpts from talented writers:


The Beginning…Not the End

Book 3


Book 3 of Charmaine Gordon’s New Series!


Before the Final Curtain


Charmaine Gordon 

Once lovers, aging actors collide on stage as stars in a romantic comedy written and directed by a manipulative director. Add to the mix the talented assistant, a tough stage manager, one prominent costume designer, two young actors, secrets and gossip. Show business. There’s no business like it.

From the new Charmaine Gordon series The Beginning…Not the End.

Mature Love, Romance, Suspense.

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