Sunday, July 10, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors #168!

Hi, all! Happy Sunday to you! :) I have a few final excerpts from Adventures in Online Dating to share, so here goes!

Le 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 entirely up to you! :-D

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

Minutes (that felt like hours) later, Sam gave her the thumbs up signal from behind the counter. She turned to the entrance and spotted a uniformed officer entering the shop. Collin visibly tensed.
            “You okay?” Sydney asked, biting back a chuckle.
            “Uh…I might, uh, need to split.”
            The officer weaved his way through the tables, moving ever-closer to theirs. Collin’s knees bounced and his breathing grew laboured. He kept a laser eye on the man in dark blue. She had a feeling the cop would spook him, but this reaction was more than a little troubling. It made her wonder if the guy had a few outstanding arrest warrants, but, thankfully, she didn’t have to wonder too long.
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Today we're off to our first family reunion of the summer. Dad and I spent yesterday afternoon making Mom's famous baked beans and her chocolate chunk brownies. It'll be a tough day to get through without her, but I know she'll be proud to see her traditions living on. Dad and I made a great team in the kitchen. :) Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead! Many thanks, as always, for your love and support! xoxo
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  1. Hey GF, nice story with a twist.
    The best to me is your family updates. Love to Dad , you, departed Mom and the BF.

    1. Thanks, my lovely friend! I always enjoy hearing from you. :) *hugs*

  2. Heh heh heh. Collin's in serious trouble now. Can't say I'll miss him. ;) I hope you have a great week, too! :D

  3. Nice way to handle it. I was wondering if this was going to be the same policeman she met in another 'branch' of the story? Enjoyed the snippet!

  4. Can't wait to see what plot has been hatched to hasten Collin on his way! I'd say Syd and Sam make a great team...just like you and your dad! Hope the traditional foods and being around lots of loving arms takes some of the bitter out of a bittersweet day. Thinking of you always!

  5. Ooh, so maybe there isn't so much "ex" in Colin's convict past!

    Sounds like you're doing the perfect thing to honor your mom's memory. *hugs*

  6. Just checked back on earlier snippets to remind myself what was happening here. This Collin sounds like a real slimeball and richly deserves to be spooked at the very least. Nice :)

  7. What a little cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what Collin does.

  8. Outstanding warrants, or maybe he's an escapee?? :-)

    I know your mom is happy to see you and your dad working together on the reunion food. :-)

  9. Very interesting situation!