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Weekend Writing Warrior – 7/12/15

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 by Maggie Wells   9 Comments | Posted in Blog

More from my current WIP, Play Dates, the first book in what I hope will be a series featuring some hot single dads and the women who capture their hearts! This week: the best *ahem* laid plans….



His heart sank and he dropped onto the bed, sending Monica an apologetic glance before angling his body away from her. “Hey, buddy, what’s up?”

“Can you come get me?”

Closing his eyes, Colm inhaled deeply through his nose. He hadn’t had a call like this in weeks. Of course, Aiden had to pick tonight, of all nights to relapse. Disgusted by the flash of resentment he felt toward his own kid, he balled up his impatience and selfishness and swallowed them whole. Then he yanked his boxer briefs from the legs of his jeans and shook them out. It was one thing to try to talk to your five year old when naked, another to do it with an audience in attendance.


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9 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 7/12/15"

  1. Comment by Christina Ochs
    July 12, 2015 at 3:23 am  

    Talk about awkward timing! Part of the fun (or not) of dating as a single parent. 🙂

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    July 12, 2015 at 8:57 am  

    Poor Colm. I think this might be grounds to disown the kid. lol. Great eight, Maggie! 😀

  3. Comment by Michelle Howard
    July 12, 2015 at 9:48 am  

    this is such a realistic scene. LOL. Poor guy

  4. Comment by ED Martin
    July 12, 2015 at 10:11 am  

    Very realistic part of parenting, single parent or not. Great excerpt!

  5. Comment by Carol
    July 12, 2015 at 10:27 am  

    If you have a kid, this has definitely happened to you at one time or another! But hey, the road to true romance is never a smooth one, right? Hang in there, Monica!

  6. Comment by Veronica Scott
    July 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm  

    Ah yes, life with children is full of moments like these. Well done snippet!

  7. Comment by Nancy Gideon
    July 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm  

    Every parent’s worst nightmare! Poor guy! Evokes great emotion.

  8. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    July 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm  

    I think a little resentment in this situation is normal–parents aren’t perfect. He just has to let it go.

  9. Comment by Eden Mabee
    July 13, 2015 at 9:28 am  

    Very human reactions here… I love the way he feels self-conscious about being naked when he talks to his child. Been there, done that….

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