Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #9!

Hiiiiiiiii! Welcome! The sun is shining (well, it was when I typed this), I won't talk about the birds (because they're demonic and also descendants of velociraptors), and I'm feeeelin' good! Today I'm going to share something new with you, besides my crippling fear of winged creatures. I, for the first time in my life, wrote a cowboy story. *nods* It's called Chasing Destiny, and I kinda like it. Basically, it's about a woman named Lucy Avondale who's stuck in the corporate world, living a life that's painfully lacking in adventure. Her girlfriends buy her horseback riding lessons for her birthday, and she winds up shocking them all by accepting them. To set you up for the scene below, Lucy's disobedient horse, Chester, got spooked and took her wayyyy off the beaten trail. But, to the quadruped's credit, he brought her to a ranch where a certain cowboy lives, and she's, like, totally okay with that....

Leaning against the outer wall of the barn was a man. Her brain didn’t feel the need to register anything beyond that, but her eyes raked him over from toe to head. He wore boots to mid-calf, dark blue jeans that molded perfectly to his thighs, and a plaid shirt with the cuffs rolled up exposing tanned forearms. And the hat. It was a dead giveaway. Here was a guy who seemed to meet the general description of a cowboy, and she was a girl, all alone with this cowboy, except for her annoying horse. Okay, he was slightly less annoying now. She was even prepared to forgive him for the whole trying to kill her thing since it brought her nice and close to Mr. Cowboy Man here.

Hope you enjoyed! Make sure you visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors! Happy Sunday, my friends! :)





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    1. Isn't he thoughtful? I need a horse like Chester. Or I'll just skip the horse and take the cowboy instead. Whatever. ;) Thanks, Elaine!

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  2. Such a thoughtful horse... ;) Great snippet!

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    1. Isn't he, though? :D Thanks, Joanne!

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  3. Enjoyed the post. Not sure that I'd want to ride the horse!

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    1. Hee, that's understandable! Thanks, Patrick!

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  4. Very exciting. I love me a cowboy story. I'm not sure she'd know his boot were mid-calf though because they would be under his jeans.
    Definitely would notice the tight fitting jeans though. ;) Good stuff.

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    1. A very good point, Laurie. I'm gonna fix that. ;) Thank you!

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  5. I'd forgive the horse too about now! Really enjoyed this excerpt, want more!

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! I'll share more next week! :)

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  6. I love it!! I agree, the horse would be a friend for life.

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    1. Thank you, Ella! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  7. This has a great character voice! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Summer
    My 8

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Summer! :)

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  8. I've got to have a chat with my horses. Our little misadventures have never had the same conclusion. Great snippet.

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    1. Maybe a few extra carrots might do the trick. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by, Jess!

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  9. Darn those annoying horses! Then again, it got her straight to a hot cowboy. Just sayin'. ;)

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    1. Exactly. And that's never a bad thing! :D Thanks so much for visiting!

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  10. Fabulous! I'd like to get my hands on that man. Or his hands on me. Either way works. :)

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