Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #100!

Wow! This is my 100th post with the Weekend Writing Warriors! How cool is that? Almost two whole years and I've loved every minute of it! For those who missed it, the first installment of Online Mating, the steamed up/two bachelor version of Adventures in Online Dating, is now available for your viewing pleasure on SilkWords! The first round of votes has been tallied and Charlie the clown won! :) Let's see how our Charlie is doing in Adventures....

Here's the blurb: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off: 
“You’re not scared anymore?”
            She was scared of her big, fat, flapping mouth, but not of him. Okay, maybe a little scared at how easily she could fall into lust with a man-turned-clown-turned-man, but those dimples were an instant cure for coulrophobia. “I’m not scared.”
            “I’ve never understood people’s fear of clowns. They’re so joyful, they’re always laughing, they love kids, they juggle. What’s not to love?”
            “Clearly they haven’t met Charlie Clown.”

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Well, tomorrow it's back to school, back to teaching. Only one month until the end of the semester. Guess I should finish this pile of marking first, eh? Oh, alright. Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! :)
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  1. Delightful snippet. There's so much to care about with your two maybe soon-to-be- lovers. Happy New Year.

  2. Fun! (I was always scared of clowns when I was kid. Scared of anybody in costume--even Santa Claus).

  3. Yay for Charlie! Let's hope those dimples pay off!

    Congrats on #100! That's fantastic! Hope the days leading up to end of term go by happily for you!

  4. A man with dimples is definitely tempting! Can't wait to read more from these 2. Good luck on the grading :-)

  5. I'm glad to hear the Clown won the voting, want to see more of him! Another great snippet!

  6. I'm loving this guy. First the dimples, and then naively wondering why people think clowns are scary. He's adorable!

  7. I think it has to do with the make-up, but I've never been afraid of clowns myself. Also, wasn't there a horror movie about a serial killer who dressed up like a clown? I don't watch those films but there's some vague memory on the edges of my mind insisting that story has been done.

    Can't wait to see how things go with this clown.

  8. Yay Charlie! Way too innocent though. Clowns are downright terrifying! Who knows what's hiding behind that impish grin??