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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/29/13

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m working on a re-release of a short story I wrote for the Passionate Exhibitions anthology. Here are 8 more sentences from The Art Lover:

“Like this? Naked?”

“Nude,” she corrected automatically. “We call them nudes.”

She plucked three tubes of paint from the chest before gathering the ones they left scattered on the drop cloth. Kelsy scooped a gob of paint from the dropcloth and slapped it onto her palette. Mitch might have admired the brisk economy of her movements if he wasn’t absolutely terrified by the notion that she thought he would pose for her.

“Arms back over your head, please,” she ordered.

Coming soon!

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Happy New Year, my friends. It’s been a blast hanging with you! Be sure to click here to read all of the posts from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!

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10 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/29/13"

  1. Comment by historysleuth1
    December 29, 2013 at 8:08 am  

    I remember drawing nudes in art class in college. I was about 5 years older then the rest of the students. Didn’t bother me a bit, but some of their faces? Fear. It amused me for sure. Great snippet!
    History Sleuth – A different murder.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    December 29, 2013 at 8:46 am  

    I think you must have been an artist in another life, Maggie. You describe it so well. Wonderful, beautiful, spectacular! 🙂

  3. Comment by veronicascott
    December 29, 2013 at 10:00 am  

    Interesting set up, enjoyed the excerpt, especially his reaction to the idea of posing. Well done!

  4. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    December 29, 2013 at 10:00 am  

    Strictly business for her. All he wants is monkey business. Good eight. Happy New Year.

  5. Comment by michellehowardwrites
    December 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm  

    LOL, me thinks he will be posing. Happy Almost New Year

  6. Comment by Sarah Cass
    December 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm  

    Oh goody…I think I like where this is going…

  7. Comment by burnsmillie
    December 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm  

    You’ve drawn me in : )

  8. Comment by caitlinstern
    December 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm  

    She doesn’t *think* he’s posing, she *knows* it. He’ll just have to get with the program.

    Some people are more comfortably with nude bodies than others… I’d be blushing for sure.

  9. Comment by Kate Warren
    December 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm  

    I take it, this is not what he had in mind when he disrobed? Funny stuff! I sure hope he likes the resulting work.

  10. Comment by Teresa Cypher
    December 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm  

    Haha! And to think she could inspire terror so easily! 😉 Good 8!

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