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Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/27/14

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 by Maggie Wells   9 Comments | Posted in Blog

Still working on my battle of the sexes story, Full Court Press. In this scene, my heroine is being wooed by a man who knows just what buttons to push to make a sporty girl fall in love.

Clutching her Tea Rex mug, Kate yanked open her front door and stared bleary-eyed at the “Come back after basketball season” doormat her sister had given her for Christmas. Her newspaper seemed to be missing, but there was an oversized shoe box centered just over the hoop printed on the sisal. She glanced from left to right, making sure no one was lurking in the shrubs waiting to snap a picture of her bending over in the nineties-era gym shorts and faded T-shirt she liked to call pajamas.

She curled the mug close to her chest and squatted, reaching out with one finger to flip the lid on the box. Breath caught in her lungs and she blinked in surprise. She had to blink, the shoes nestled in the folds of tissue paper were a swirl the most outlandishly obnoxious neon colors. The damn things were so bright mere humans would need a pinhole projector to view them properly, but she loved them on sight.

“Come to me, my pretties,” she whispered, setting her tea aside to draw the box closer.

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9 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/27/14"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 27, 2014 at 8:05 am  

    LOLOL! I love you and I love this story more than words can say! My poor athletic heart can hardly take it. Sporty shoes are just…GUH. And your descriptions are dynamite! Amazing work!!!

  2. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    April 27, 2014 at 9:23 am  

    Very visual, especially the shoe part! Wow! I also like the reference to Tea Rex! Clever.

  3. Comment by owlladywriter
    April 27, 2014 at 10:15 am  

    I’m not really a “shoe person” but even I get her attraction! Wonderful writing here. Just cool beans. 🙂

  4. Comment by Carol Gibbs
    April 27, 2014 at 10:24 am  

    Oh, happy heart here. Your descriptions never disappoint, and the small details you include always suck me right into the scene. So good! So true-to-life it almost seems like I can visualize someone wearing these shoes! Oh, wait…yeah, I can totally picture it!
    Fabulous excerpt! Looking forward to reading the entire story!

  5. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    April 27, 2014 at 11:41 am  

    Perfect description of a shoe lover. And so funny. Solid eight.

  6. Comment by burnsmillie
    April 27, 2014 at 11:42 am  

    I’m thinking she was looking at the shoes I am having to replace today. My last pair were such a phenomenal shade of “wow” and I know I can’t get another pair just like ’em. BTW, I love how she talks to her shoes : ) But who left them?

  7. Comment by Sarah Cass
    April 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm  

    lol!! I love this. Those shoes are definitely fun.

  8. Comment by Tina Christopher
    April 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm  

    Lol, those shoes sound amazing. Great visual.

  9. Comment by maggiewells68
    April 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm  

    Thanks. y’all! Been feeling a bit under the weather today, but I’m going to start making the rounds now!

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