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Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/6/13

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 by Maggie Wells   14 Comments | Posted in Blog

Today’s post comes for V is for Vindicated – one of my two contributions to Love Letters Volume 6: Cowboy’s Command (October 21st from Carina Press).



His limp was more pronounced than she expected, but she didn’t let her dismay show. The last thing he’d ever accept from her was pity. Each slow, uneven step he took tied her stomach in knots. Lines etched by months of pain and endurance became starkly visible as he approached, each one a startling contrast to his youth and vitality.

It seemed a lifetime passed before the toes of his boots scuffed hers. He stared at his hand as if it had seceded from the union, giving his head a bewildered shake as he raised it. Warmth and affection shot those gunmetal eyes through with silver. “You always were the damnedest girl.”


Love Letters Volume 6: Cowboy’s Command

These men know how to ride! Meet red-hot ranchers and captivating cowboys in five new novellas in Love Letters Volume 6: Cowboy’s Command.

V Is for Vindicated by Maggie Wells
Barrel-racing queen Michelle Kelly likes to ride wild—but her old flame Cole Powell might have what it takes to rope the woman he loves once and for all.

W Is for Wanted by Ginny Glass
When Samuel Thrasher is forced to return to his family’s ranch, he doesn’t want to revisit his past…except when it comes to Merrit Hightower, who’s definitely not the innocent girl he left behind!

X Is for XXX Ranch by Maggie Wells and Emily Cale
Jane Richardson is stunned to discover that the property she’s inherited isn’t the working ranch she imagined. Handsome neighbor Clive Boland offers to buy the XXX Ranch—and proposes more than just a business deal.

Y Is for Yearning by Christina Thacher
Cowboy Ben Hastings is everything Diana wants in a man. He may be quiet, but their passion between the sheets is anything but. Yet making a place for her in his bed and life may be a challenge…

Z Is for Zeal by Emily Cale
Rancher Aaron Lyons hates when tourists take over his local bar during rodeo week—until he meets Nathan Howell, and their encounter turns into a one-night stand neither of them will forget.

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14 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/6/13"

  1. Comment by J.A.
    October 6, 2013 at 8:17 am  

    Excellent Eight, Maggie! The last line, after being drawn to him by his pain-filled walk, is killer! Well done.

  2. Comment by Marie Hampton- Author
    October 6, 2013 at 8:44 am  

    This is great. I could see myself there watching this all in slow motion. The dialogue at the end showed so much character. Good job!

  3. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    October 6, 2013 at 8:54 am  

    OMG, your descriptions of people. You just kill me every time. Phenomenal eight, Maggie!

  4. Comment by Linda Hamonou
    October 6, 2013 at 9:20 am  

    I like the building of tension and her anticipation here.

  5. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    October 6, 2013 at 9:39 am  

    Beautiful, the descriptions of his disability and how it has affected him is superb!

  6. Comment by historysleuth1
    October 6, 2013 at 9:53 am  

    Excellent snippet once again. Very heart warming and emotional. I could really feel what they were feeling. Great 8, Maggie!
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  7. Comment by Laurie
    October 6, 2013 at 10:21 am  

    Cowboys, enough said. I can’t wait.

  8. Comment by jroseallister
    October 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm  

    Nicely done! I felt for him–and for her as she watched. And yeah, you had me at cowboy. LOL

  9. Comment by Jacy Oliver
    October 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm  

    Very descriptive great job.

  10. Comment by veronicascott
    October 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm  

    Oh, I really saw him through your description and I feel so badly for him…excellent excerpt, left me wanting to read more.

  11. Comment by michellehowardwrites
    October 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm  

    You did a great job describing her watch his approach. my heart was engaged with every painful step. I want to read more

  12. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    October 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm  

    “looked at his hand as if it seceded” — what an awesome line. Great 8!

  13. Comment by caitlinstern
    October 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm  

    Great amount of description worked into the action–so much about the characters in a few sentences. And the phrase about his hand ‘seceding’ captures his reluctant attraction wonderfully–and made me smile.

  14. Comment by Stevie Carroll
    October 13, 2013 at 6:11 am  

    A very vivid description there.

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