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Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/19/15

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 by Maggie Wells   19 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here are eight more from  my work in progress, Play Dates. It’s a contemporary romance about a woman whose little niece helps her snag the man of her dreams. Monica justifies using her niece as hunk bait.

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“You’re going to do it, aren’t you?”
She jerked her head up to find Melody giving her the slitty-eyed stare. “What?”
“You’re going to go out with him and you’re going to let that poor man go on believing that my baby is yours.”

The sheer dramatics had Monica rolling her eyes. “Why is it you never added theater to your artsy-fartsy repertoire?”

“Stage fright,” Mel answered without missing beat.

“Listen, I’m just going to have dinner with him. How often does a girl like me have a shot at a hunk like that?”

 

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That’s all I have for now. Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warrior posts here.

Happy Sunday!

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19 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/19/15"

  1. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    April 19, 2015 at 8:30 am  

    Ooh, dangerous game, run man run!

    • Comment by Gemma Parkes
      April 19, 2015 at 8:32 am  

      Oh no wait, I misread the sentence ‘you’re going to let that poor man go on believing that my baby is yours.”’ sorry! In that case, go get him girl!

      • Comment by Maggie Wells
        April 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm  

        Oh, she will, Gemma. Thanks! <3

  2. Comment by KC Lowe
    April 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm  

    Oh my gosh! I see this getting very complicated; but, definitely very intriguing.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm  

      Complicated is always more intriguing! Thanks, KC!

  3. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm  

    Let the girl have a little fun, Melody. The truth will come out eventually. Probably. After things get a bit more messy I’m sure. 😉 Great work!!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm  

      Oh, Evelyn, you know it’s gonna get messy!

  4. Comment by Charmaine Gordon
    April 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm  

    Messy, indeed. Not good to lie. She’ll be found out but with your writing skill, this will be fun.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:19 pm  

      Aw! You’re so sweet, Charmaine! Thanks so much!

  5. Comment by Sara Barnard (@TheSaraBarnard)
    April 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm  

    Love the realness of these characters! Flawed characters are the best! Can’t wait to hear how this date pans out. Great eight!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:19 pm  

      That’s the best compliment, Sara! Thank you!

  6. Comment by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
    April 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm  

    Uh-oh she’s going to be in trouble when the truth comes out. Great snippet, Maggie!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm  

      Thank you, Elyzabeth!

  7. Comment by Christina Alexandra
    April 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm  

    Oh! This is like the anti-secret baby! How delicious. 🙂 it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. Great dialogue between them, too. I really enjoyed it!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm  

      Ha! Anti-secret baby! I love that. I may steal it when pitching, with your permission, of course. 😉 Thank you!

  8. Comment by Veronica Scott
    April 19, 2015 at 11:27 pm  

    “Anti-secret baby” – a new trope is born! Enjoyed the excerpt, I can see trouble clearly ahead but it’ll be fun to read, no doubt. Great 8!

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 20, 2015 at 1:11 am  

      Thanks, Veronica!

  9. Comment by Edward Hoornaert
    April 20, 2015 at 4:07 am  

    Your clean prose is very easy to follow. I enjoyed this.

  10. Comment by Michelle Howard
    April 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm  

    This is so funny. LOL. I say go for it.

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