Happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day is more than just a celebration of Mom. It's a day to honor the essence of love and giving and caring for others. It's a day to recognize the strength and healing that comes from these qualities. It's a day to understand that all of us have and express Mother in our lives.
We are all connected as, and with, Mom, whether we have children - no matter how they came to us - or don't; whether we're a parent of fur babies, feathered babies, or reptilian children; whether our relationship with our own mother is strong or fraught with tension. Whether your mom is still with you.
Wishing you a day filled with love of yourself and the other "moms" in your life.
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This week's snippet follows from my last post on April 18th (I know, it's been awhile). This scene takes place about 2/3 into the book.
“Rachel, what stupid thing with school? You promised you’d tell me if somethin’ happened.”
Rachel scoffed and took a step back to look him in the eyes. “You weren’t exactly answering my calls or emails, remember?”
Deflated, he sat down on the cot and shook his head. “I’m sorry.”
“No, Roger, it sort of had a happy ending. I wasn’t fired, though I did end up resigning.”
“Come here.” He reached out again and drew her toward him. “I was an arse.”
She took a deep breath. “I was really hurt you didn’t let me explain.” Her confession hung between them.
“God, Rachel. I’m so sorry.”
She sat down on the bed next to him. “That makes two ‘sorrys’ between us. Think we can come back from that? Can we have a take two?”
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Is their love real or fiction?
Rachel is a teacher and a single mom who’s picked up the pieces of her life after a horrible marriage. She’d thought her ex-husband was the man of her dreams. He wasn’t. She’s moved on and written a historical romance novel, Swashbuckler, that’s been picked up by Hollywood.
Roger is an actor who doesn’t trust women. He’s made bad choices in his past that have come to haunt him in the present, especially the choice that came packaged with blonde hair, large tits, and a marriage that was doomed from the start. Roger thought they were in love—turns out his wife was a social-climber more interested in his status than his heart. He doubts there is a woman alive who can love him for who he is, and not for his fame or for the fantasy he presents to the world.
Both Rachel and Roger have been burned by love, trusting a reality that turned out only to be fantasy. Will their fear succeed at keeping them apart? Or will they break through the barriers and allow themselves to love once again? After all, sometimes reality is much sweeter than fantasy.
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5/9/2020 09:05:16 pm
Your writing is so visual! Nice!
5/9/2020 11:10:28 pm
Thank you, Teresa. Happy Mother's Day to you as well. :-)
5/9/2020 10:40:58 pm
Hopefully these two are well on their way to a make-up passion. They're on the bed already, so that 's a good start.
5/9/2020 11:11:10 pm
5/9/2020 10:54:56 pm
Is it time to make up now? :)
5/9/2020 11:12:16 pm
Maybe? Maybe not? We're only 2/3 through the book... I kind of like to torture my characters.
5/10/2020 06:01:07 am
Mother of many is here. Happy Mothers Day to you.
5/10/2020 08:18:01 am
Karysa, forgot to add that we just relaxed the rules on wewriwa. I wrote about it on my 8sunday post this week. You won't have to change punctuation or write run on sentences anymore. :-)
5/10/2020 08:53:52 am
This is a really REALLY nice scene of regret, apology and hope. I, for one, want to see them succeed!
5/10/2020 07:42:51 pm
5/10/2020 10:00:37 am
They both seem willing to work on their problems so I vote YES! Enjoyed the snippet - their conversation drew me right in.
5/11/2020 07:45:50 am
Good that they're clearing the air but will it be enough? Sometimes sorry comes too late. Great snippet!
5/11/2020 10:52:12 am
Their apologies seem sincere.. Hope their relationship can come back from this.
5/11/2020 01:28:46 pm
Both of them seem sorry and willing to work on their problems so it looks like they may work things out.
5/11/2020 11:49:30 pm
I very much liked the intro for Mother's Day. Well said.
5/14/2020 11:12:11 am
What a beautiful scene. It's emotional, their regrets seemingly real.
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