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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/15/13

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 by Maggie Wells   33 Comments | Posted in Blog

This week’s selection comes from the next installment in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – Ogling Miss October.

Ogling Miss October_Maggie Wells

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“Hi, Warren.”

The soft greeting undercut the high-pitched screams of sugar-high children, filtered into his subconscious like smoke and sent a rush of heyhowdoyoudo surging straight to his groin. The husky timbre of the simple greeting echoed in the deep, dark recesses of his mind. The place where nothing sparkled with glitter. The spot Susie Chen claimed as her own the second he laid eyes on her. There, the only pink things were the pearly sheen of her skin and her soft, smiling lips after he’d kissed her senseless.

Every nerve ending in his body screamed ‘Hello, Susie!’ even if it took his tongue a half hour to untwist itself enough to say the same. Sweet and mellow, Susie Chen’s voice was pitched a little too deep to match her fragile build and exotic features, and there was something about that discordance that plucked some strings deep inside him.

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Ogling Miss October

After five years as a single dad, Warren Mueller can spout the reasons why purple is ‘so much cooler’ than pink, wield a fairly competent glue gun, and fumble his way to a decent set of pig-tails. The only thing he hasn’t figured out is how a big, clumsy farm boy like him caught the attention of an exotic beauty like Susie Chen.

A tiny Asian-American cursed with more brain that brawn, Susie has always been attracted to big, burly corn-fed men who drive pick-up trucks and spend their weekends fishing, hunting, and paddling canoes.

She likes Warren Mueller, not that she could ever have him. The protective barrier the town keeps around its young widower and his little girl that seems impenetrable…until the night of the St. Blaise Elementary Fall Festival.

If a picture says a thousand words, a single snapshot of Warren speaks volumes to Susie. He wants her as much as she wants him, and if he isn’t a big enough man to admit it, she’ll just have to show him the way.

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33 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/15/13"

  1. Comment by historysleuth1
    September 15, 2013 at 8:09 am  

    Great description there and loved the opening sentence. Well done!
    History Sleuth’s Writings
    (No snippet for me this week. I got veggies to process.)

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 15, 2013 at 8:46 am  

      Thank you! Happy processing!

  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    September 15, 2013 at 8:16 am  

    You packed a lot of WOW into the this eight. Terrific.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 15, 2013 at 8:47 am  

      Thank you, Charmaine.

  3. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    September 15, 2013 at 9:16 am  

    Sexy snippet, loving the affect she is having on him!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm  

      Thanks, Gemma!

  4. Comment by Sarah Cass
    September 15, 2013 at 9:49 am  

    Wow, she really makes an impact…and I just love the description of his reactions.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm  

      Susie is a force. 🙂 Thank you!

  5. Comment by J.A.
    September 15, 2013 at 9:54 am  

    Very, very good use of the 8’s. Good job!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm  

      Thank you!

  6. Comment by Laurie
    September 15, 2013 at 10:04 am  

    You know I love Warren. Great 8!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm  

      He’s a sweet guy!

  7. Comment by Nan
    September 15, 2013 at 10:31 am  

    What great imagery! I was there, right inside his head and zowie! Great 8!!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm  

      Thank you!

  8. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    September 15, 2013 at 10:32 am  

    Good God. Hello, Warren. *fans self* What a hunk of studly studness. Yeah. I have no idea what I’m saying but this is awesome!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm  

      Heh. Thanks! <3

  9. Comment by veronicascott
    September 15, 2013 at 10:43 am  

    I can’t wait to read this! Loved the excerpt and the way his mind works…very enticing and intriguing. Great 8!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm  

      Thank you, Veronica! 🙂

  10. Comment by Sandra Sookoo
    September 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm  

    LOL “…screamed hello Suzie.” Awesome line. 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm  

      Thanks, Sandra!

  11. Comment by Susan Stuckey
    September 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm  

    Lovely. I feel sorry for Warren. I think he is outmatched.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm  

      He’s a bit out of his league, but he catches on quick! Thanks!

  12. Comment by burnsmillie
    September 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm  

    Maggie, I loved hearing his thoughts…he’s done for : ) Excellent eight!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm  

      He is! Thanks, Millie!

  13. Comment by michellehowardwrites
    September 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm  

    he is clearly gone for her. nice use of the 8 to convey this

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm  

      He’s pretty crazy about the girl. 🙂 Thanks!

  14. Comment by Elaine Cantrell
    September 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm  

    Such vivid description! Well done.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm  

      Thanks, Elaine!

  15. Comment by Linda Hamonou
    September 16, 2013 at 1:10 am  

    Really awesome description!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      September 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm  

      Thank you, Linda!

  16. Comment by chellecordero
    September 19, 2013 at 2:09 am  

    Wow, what an enormous amount of sexual tension, makes a reader just want to keep reading. And I love the way you descried him being tongue-tied, lol. It make him sound endearing to know the effect she has on him.

    • Comment by chellecordero
      September 19, 2013 at 2:10 am  

      meant to to say “described him”…

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