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Monday Mayhem – Knee Deep

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m knee deep in a new work in progress. Not sure if this one will end up with Margaret or Maggie, but I’m having a blast writing it.  So here are five lines from Going Deep – a story about an ex-nerd turned hunky marine biologist and the brainy, ambitious reporter who once swiped a coveted science fair ribbon out from under his nose.

They’re all grown up now, and in this scene Brooke Hastings and her friend Laney marvel over Brian Dalton’s transformation from zero to hero.


Laney clutched her imaginary pearls, but the humor in her blue eyes shone through clear as day. “Shelbrooke Hastings, are you trying to tell me that you have absolutely no interest in spawning with Aquaman over there?”

“I prefer Batman. Maybe Superman. Hell, I’d even take Captain America, even though I’m pretty sure he’s a prig in bed.”


Here are a few pics from last week’s retreat. I swiped these from my pals Nena Clements and Sandra Jones. 🙂

The house on Lake Hamilton

The house on Lake Hamilton

The view at sunset

The view at sunset

The fabulous Brinda Berry and me hard at it.

The fabulous Brinda Berry and me hard at it.

That’s what I’ve been up to. How about you?


5 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Knee Deep"

  1. Comment by Laurie
    September 30, 2013 at 9:22 am  

    Marine biologist. That means board shorts and wet suits, right? I am always a fan of your WIPs.

    • Comment by Margaret Ethridge
      September 30, 2013 at 9:26 am  

      Why, yes. Yes it does, Laurie. Thank you!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    September 30, 2013 at 9:31 am  

    LOL! I already know I’m gonna love this story! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂 I started a new story this weekend that will serve as further evidence of my nuttiness, but I can’t help it. I’m having a blast! 😀 Wishing you a fabulous week!

  3. Comment by Michelle Kelly @AnotherLookBook
    September 30, 2013 at 10:09 am  

    Currently eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, getting my truck ready to sell and a few doctor appts this week.
    Awesome retreat weekend. So cool you get some time to get away.

  4. Comment by Carol
    September 30, 2013 at 10:53 am  

    I agree, this snippet of your story has me wanting to read it already, and I’ve always suspected the same thing about Captain America. Shelbrooke is a fabulous name, btw. My life has been consumed with party planning — my incredible mother turns 90 this Sunday. Plus my absentee son is coming home for the first time in a couple of years to surprise her, which means I’m so excited I’m practically oblivious to anything else going on around me!

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