Maggie Wells | Margaret Ethridge

Contemporary Romance Authors

Weekend Writing Warrior – 7/26/15

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 by Maggie Wells   6 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! Post-mortem: Part II


“So you just left?” Mike stared at him, a mixture of awe and incredulity written all over his face.

Colm smothered a bark of laughter. His best friend would never win any poker tournaments. Hell, the guy only won a single pot when he held cards so good he couldn’t suppress his glee. In those rare instances, it was easier for him or James to nudge the ante just enough to make the guy feel good, then bow out gracefully. If Mike ever figured out that he truly sucked at poker, they’d risk losing the only Friday night entertainment they’d seen in months.

James selected the two cards he didn’t want in his hand and plunked them down on the table. “You’re missing the point, Mikey boy, he had every man’s dream date–dinner, sex, and a clean getaway.”

All action stilled when a muffled squawk came through the walkie-talkie shaped monitor. The three men stared at it, each sending up silent pleas to God and Benny Binion that this was simply a minor disturbance in the force.


Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think, and be sure to check out all of my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!


6 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 7/26/15"

  1. Comment by Christina Ochs
    July 26, 2015 at 7:36 am  

    You’ve captured the guy banter really well. And “minor disturbance in the Force” indeed!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    July 26, 2015 at 7:44 am  

    Hee! This scene is so easy to picture. I agree with Christina–you do a fabulous job writing the ‘guy’ dialogue. Another awesome excerpt from what is quickly becoming one of my favourite stories! 🙂

  3. Comment by Michelle Howard
    July 26, 2015 at 11:06 am  

    this is great. especially the frozen moment as they wait. LOL

  4. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    July 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm  

    Guys chatting over a game of cards. Nicely friendly–and a little rough around the edges.

  5. Comment by Sara Barnard (@TheSaraBarnard)
    July 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm  

    Wonderful snippet, put me right in the scene 🙂

  6. Comment by Eden Mabee
    July 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm  

    An amusing piece here… But, did he really want a ‘clean’ get-away, I wonder.

Secured By miniOrange