Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/29/15

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.


“Jeez, Mom—”

Darla saw her daughter’s ire and raised her the mom hand. “Don’t start.”

“That was Doctor Dal—”

“I know who it was.”

“You embarrassed me!”

Those three little words were enough to take the starch out of any defense Darla might have presented. Like any woman who’d survived adolescence, she felt her daughter’s discomfiture keenly. “I’m sorry, Sweets.”

“We were just talking about how he liked my Saturn!”


Good luck to everyone sprinting to finish NaNo! Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!


10 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/29/15”

  1. Oh, teenage embarrassment. Such a fickle thing. Love their interaction! So realistic. “…raised her the mom hand…” Who among us hasn’t seen that from some maternal figure at some point in their lives? Beautiful! 🙂

  2. I love the storyline Maggie. Falls in love with Mom and daughter! Very natural and real dialogue, nicely done.

  3. Looks like Darla is a devoted mom and thus might have to re-think her stance against the scientist. Yep, we’ve all used the “mom hand” at some point, I’m sure! Great interaction!

  4. The teen years… when embarrassment is easily triggered, but very keenly felt. Good on her mom for remembering how much a teen feels everything, though.

  5. This is such a natural exchange that even in a few sentences we get a good feel for the characters. Nicely done.

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