Sunday, December 29, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #47!

Seasons' Greetings, one and all! Hope you're doing well! We're back again for another exciting day of reading, and I'm ready to share more from my Nutcases. 

Here's the premise: It's the year 2033. 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 and begin the business of bootlegging. Also, they share a few pb kisses, etc, etc. :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 


Okay, his laugh. Over the phone it was delish, but in person it was orgasmic. “I’d love to see your basement,” he said, grinning like a teenager about to cop a feel.

“Follow me.”

He trailed behind her on the abbreviated tour, making comments here and there about the d├ęcor. She’d told him she was an interior designer which he seemed keenly interested in. New homes nowadays came fully furnished to eliminate stress on home-buyers. Interior designers, such as herself, had hundreds of themes and color schemes to choose from, but the competition was fierce. In order to stay at the top of the heap, she had to constantly reinvent herself and her artistic viewpoint.

That's all, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Despite the crazy weather (including ice storms and more than our fair share of snow), we had a wonderful country Christmas. Santa was very good to me this year. I got a magic set, my very own jumbo container of cashews (so I don't have to steal from my Dad), a bright red crock pot (so I can pretend I can cook), a crock pot cook book (so I can look more like an official cooker person), Amazon gift cards (so I can buy more dirty books and karaoke CDs), and moneh, moneh, moneh! Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! :)



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16 comments:

  1. I like the further glimpse into her life and the details about interior decorating of the future. Plus your hero seems very observant! Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! So happy you enjoyed it! :)

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  2. Just wait until he sees her basement! This future of yours sounds quite intriguing.

    Glad Santa was good to you. My life would be so much less fulfilling without my trusty crockpot. Hope yours proves invaluable, too!

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    1. I know! :D

      Santa was so good to me. I can't wait to make use of Caroline, my crock pot! Thanks so much for reading, A-M!

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  3. I absolutely love the concept and the world you're building...cookie cutter pre-designed homes to reduce stress...that's awesome.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Sarah! You make me so happy! :) Off to read yours!

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  4. Cop a feel…ha ha ha…love the wit : )

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  5. Pre-decorated homes? Hmm... I guess that would be easier... and with hundreds of options, it's no worse, really, than what we have now.

    I'd say 'bring on the future!' expect for that no peanut butter thing. :P

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    1. LOL, I hear you. Let's just hope and pray the real future isn't peanut-free. ;)

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  6. I'm not sure I'd like the pre-decorated homes. Yes it would be less stressful, but it could also be very limiting for a buyer with eclectic tastes. I hope the re-decorating business is still in existence so that you can redo it if you don't like the color scheme that came with the house. Swap it out like the kitchen cabinet hardware. :)

    I love the details like this that go into your writing, Evelyn!

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    1. I think swapping colour schemes would be easy and painless. Perhaps as simple as the press of a button. ;) So happy you're enjoying it, Kate!

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  7. Not sure about the pre-furnished homes there. Then again I get twitchy any time I'm forced to live in a house built after I was born.

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    1. I think it'd be no muss, no fuss, and I am all about eliminating the stress in my life. :) I can see both sides, though. Thanks, S-C!

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  8. I am not a good decorator, but I would hate to have to live somewhere someone else decorated for me. Fab excerpt, as usual. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can understand that. On the other hand, I'd love it if there was a retro-chique style ready to go for my future home. Thanks, Maggie! :)

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