Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/22/15

Here’s another taste of my current work, LOVE AND ROCKETS (Coastal Heat #3 – October 2016). This is the story of a rocket scientist who falls in love with a hardworking single mom and her brainy daughter.


The solar system stretched the diameter of the seventy-two-inch round top.

Knowing her terrifyingly bright baby, she’d probably decided brown blob on the tablecloth was a meteorite. And Jake Dalton had probably given her a name for it. A real name. Not something silly like Andy Asteroid or Mario the Meteor. One more along the lines of Cassius or AvalonXJ5.

Her cheeks burned as she stared straight at the glowing papier-mâché sun. She closed her eyes and allowed the wave of pure mortification to wash over her. He’d done nothing more than take a few minutes out of his evening to talk to a little girl who’d spent almost two weeks getting the rings of Saturn right, and she’d stopped just shy of calling the man a pedophile.
This wasn’t the first time she’d fucked up royally.


That’s all from me this week. Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!


4 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/22/15”

  1. She’s just being a mom. Maybe a very over-protective mom, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in this day and age. Awesome excerpt, Mags! 🙂

  2. Hee, Andy Asteriod! Love it! You always ‘rock’-it when it comes to mixing the humorous with the heart-tugging. These are some great lines!

  3. I’m so glad there was a really good reason!

    Her humiliation is palpable. Great job on this, Maggie!

  4. Some fantastic self-reflection going on here; sounds just like a MOM who will everything to protect her child. Great snippet.

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