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Weekend Writing Warriors 2/2/14

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 by Margaret Ethridge   6 Comments | Posted in Blog

Today, I wanted to share the first few lines from the first story I ever published, Concourse Christmas. These characters grabbed me by the heart and forced me to write more of their story, which eventually became my latest release, Long Distance Love.

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How can something so beautiful be such a pain in the ass?

A torrent of fat flakes tumbled past soundproof glass. Ellie Nichols squinted, staring past her own reflection into the curtain of falling snow. An ever-thickening layer of white covered the tarmac and blanketed the hulking shape of the abandoned plane at the end of the jetway.

She heaved a heavy sigh, her fingers tightening around her cell phone. The smooth plastic casing slid in her sweaty palm. Ellie dragged her gaze from the desolate scene, sneaking a quick glance out of the corner of her eye at the man seated across the crowded waiting area.

Creepy or cute?

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A Christmas Eve snowstorm leaves newly single Ellie Nichols trapped in an airport terminal with only hunky FBI Agent Jack Rudolph for company.

Lucky Ellie.

For Jack, the passing of a long winterโ€™s night turns into a New Year filled with possibility. State lines and hundreds of miles separate them, but the spark that flares each time they meet cannot be denied.

Can two ambitious, career-driven people find a way to make a long distance relationship work when matters of the heart bring them up-close and personal?

Long Distance Love is one of 8 terrific novels in the Unforgettable Heroes boxed set – now only $0.99!

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6 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warriors 2/2/14"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    February 2, 2014 at 7:38 am  

    Awww, my Jack and Ellie. I love these two crazy kids and I am so glad you gave them their full story. Awesome work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Comment by kelworthfiles
    February 2, 2014 at 8:57 am  

    Hi Margaret, nice to meet you! I love the opening line of this snippet, and I’m guessing it can be taken two ways. Beautiful but a pain in the ass; both the snow and Jack? (Maybe Ellie too, in her own way? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Comment by veronicascott
    February 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm  

    I’m assuming he’s cute and things become complicated – really enjoyed the snippet, loved the description of the snowy airport! Very real…

  4. Comment by Teresa Cypher
    February 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm  

    Great descriptive writing, Margaret! It did create an excellent visual of blanketing snow. Enjoyed this snippet. Welcome to wewriwa. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Comment by burnsmillie
    February 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm  

    You’ve got me interested in knowing how she’s going to meet the cute?creepy? guy…nice job.

  6. Comment by Carol
    February 3, 2014 at 8:39 am  

    Jack and Ellie are still one of my all-time favorite couples! Thanks for reminding me how they started out! Now I want to go and reread it all over again…

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