Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #36!

Hello, friends! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks, and Happy Sunday to the rest of you! As promised, I'm sharing something completely new today. It's a near-future story set in the year 2033. 

Here's the premise: Since so many people have developed allergies to peanuts in this century, the government has banned peanuts and all peanut-related products, including (*gasp*) peanut butter. Side note: I think that was the most anyone has ever used the word 'peanut' in a sentence. Well, as you can imagine, Morgan, my heroine, refuses to live in a world without PB. So, with the help of my hero, Clark, they build their own peanut-butter-making machine in the secret basement of her home. Also, they share a few pb kisses, etc. :D

Here's an excerpt! 


Her heart was pounding again. It always got that way after talking to the man with the deep voice over the phone. He’d said he’d be there in thirty minutes, but she had a feeling he was the type who arrived to appointments at least five minutes early. That gave her approximately twenty-five minutes to learn how to breathe normally again.

Distraction was the key. Tucking her cell into her pocket, she strode toward her bedroom and pushed aside the antique chest at the foot of the bed. There beneath it was a trap door. She took a precautionary glance around her, something she always did before using the trap, even though she lived alone. 

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We're celebrating Thanksgiving today at Woodbine race track in Toronto, stuffing our faces at the buffet, betting on horses, and spending time together with family. Is there anything better? Hope you all have a wonderful day! See you next weekend! :) 

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23 comments:

  1. Oh she's a floorboard girl. Cute.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    1. Just like Lane. ;) Thanks so much, Laurie!

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  2. This is such an ingenious premise! Just make sure Morgan and Clark guzzle some mouthwash to obliterate that yummy peanut butter smell before they return to the above-ground world. Chuckling over the fact that she's paranoid enough to check behind her even though she lives alone. Great start!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Have fun!

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    1. Aww, thank you! LOL, I'll make a note about the mouthwash. So happy you love the premise! We had a blast yesterday, but today is officially our Thanksgiving so the celebrations continue! :)

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  3. Your brain is amazing! Bootleg PB (I couldn't live without it either!)? Loved your 8, which gave so much info in so little words. Well done, Evelyn!

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    1. *high fives* I'm a hopeless PB addict, and don't think I wouldn't bootleg it myself if this ever really happened. lol. Thank you so much for the kind words, J.A.! You make me so happy! :)

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  4. This eight made me smile! I can't wait to read more : )

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  5. What an amusing premise for a science fiction romance! I also love that she checks before she opens the trap door, even if she is alone. Excellent excerpt, can't wait for more.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! You can't be too careful when you're living in a world where delicious things are taken away. ;) More next weekend!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy the time with family.
    I love the idea of two rebels in a world without peanut butter. I bet it gets funnier :)

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! We had a fabulous time celebrating yesterday. Oh, I can always promise the 'funny'. :D

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  7. Bootleg peanut butter! I love the premise!

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  8. I love your writing style - clever and earnest with a bit of tongue-in-cheek. It works perfectly with this premise :) I felt like I was there with her, checking over my shoulder (you can bet I would!). Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to reading more :)

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome comments, Alex! So thrilled you're enjoying it! More next weekend! :)

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  9. No peanut butter? No peanut butter cups, or chocolate peanut butter cake... Horrors!

    If she reacts like that to his voice, how will she do when she meets him face to face?

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    1. I know, right?! Just you wait and see. Sparks will fly, my friend. ;) Thanks, Caitlin!

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  10. Haha, there are a part of this world where peanut butter is almost nonexistent, such an American story.

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    1. Well, it's more of a Canadian story, but it's coming from a girl who couldn't possibly live without it. I can't help but be dramatic. ;)

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  11. I love the premise of your story, and that's a great eight too.

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