Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stutter Creek #WeekendWritingWarriors #8Sunday Snippet





Welcome back for another look at Stutter Creek, coming June 1st.  We are up to Chapter Two.  Feel free to scroll down and poke around to read previous snippets if you missed them.  =) 
Last week: Beth melted into the shelter of his embrace . . . then she shook her head to clear the memories.

This week:

     Actually, it wasn’t a memory so much as it was an embellished wish. John Stockton was not a figment of her imagination, nor was he a dream-guy. He was a real memory, but it was a childhood memory. A teenage dream. He had been her first crush.
They’d met one summer at Stutter Creek when she and her dad had made their annual vacation trip to their cabin in the mountains. But that was so long ago—the only reason he kept invading her thoughts now was because she’d recently lost her dad. Coming on the heels of her painful divorce from the second love of her life, it had been doubly hard. 



Okay, folks, that's all for this week.  Now skip on over to the wewriwa.com website and check out some AWESOME authors!  Until next week...cheers!  Oh, and if you like ghost stories, scroll down for an excerpt from my reissued novel, Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot!

24 comments:

  1. It sound like she could really use his warmth right now, l'm willing her to relax and enjoy him. Great snippet.

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  2. Lovely, Ann, a back story told with just enough information to bring the reader up to date.

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    1. Thank you, Charmaine. You're so kind. =)

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  3. Oh man, who doesn't remember their first love? Even if it was just a teenage crush over the summer. I remember my first real kiss like it was yesterday. Sometimes I can still feel the pain of a bitter divorce and the sorrow and fear of losing my best friend, my dad. It kinda felt like what you described above. Nicely done.

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  4. Sounds like even if he was a dream guy in her youth, he's still pretty dreamy (going by previous excerpts). Excellent snippet!

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  5. A teenage dream, rekindled. Looking forward to the next instalment! Hope they get back together.

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  6. Some people you just can't completely shake, can you?

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  7. I love reunion stories. nice excerpt.

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  8. That's a rough combination of feelings for her. Throwing her first love/crush into the mix could leave her reeling. Hope it's a good reeling.

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    1. Sure is rough...she has a long way to go.

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  9. Hopefully he'll be there to help her pick up the pieces. Well done!

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  10. I like the way she returns to her past to help her sort out the future, its a very natural thing to do... but not always a wise idea :-)

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  11. Why do first loves hang on like they do? And it was a good image--drawing together the loss of her dad and the memories of that first crush. Nicely done! :-)

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