Weekend Writing Warriors #107!

Hey-hey! How goes the battle, my wordy warriors? I’m writing this in a state of pure euphoria, but more on that shortly. For now, here’s another snippet from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

The older woman went on to explain it was a tribute to the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. “I have my own copy, but the blessed thing has been stuck in my VCR for years. It’s like Idgie’s spirit is inside there, stubborn as the dickens! Did you ever see the film, dear?”

Rebecca shook her head.

“Idgie, the main character, she’s so different for a girl growing up in her time. Independent and self-assured…has her own sense of right and wrong. She shouts ‘Towanda’ before she jumps head-first into something adventurous or dangerous. It’s like her own personal battle cry. I like to think I have a little bit of Idgie inside of me, that I’m not afraid of what the future holds.”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

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

How about those Raptors last night, eh?!?! Anyone see the game? Anyone? Bueller? I’ve got NBA Playoff fever, and my boys are going to the NBA Finals! You better watch out, Golden State! The Canadian Claw is coming for you! #WeTheNorth 😀 Have a winning week, my friends!

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #107!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I’m afraid the only thing I remember about that movie is how horrible the food of the title sounds. Yuck. I think you must have to be born into the culture to be able to tolerate it, sort of like haggis.

    The famous site lists the Raptors at 59% favorites to win the NBA title. Kinda makes up for the Leafs a little, eh? Kawhi for PM!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL I’m not a big tomato fan in general (unless it’s in pasta sauce, pizza sauce, or ketchup), so I get you!

      I think the Bucks are a better team than the Warriors, so if we can beat the Bucks (4 games in a row!), we can beat anyone! 😀

  2. Nancy Gideon says:

    I’d like to think we all have a little Idgie in us. Great scene, Julie. May the Hoops be with you in the playoffs.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Same here, Nancy! 🙂 Thank you so much! *prays to the hoop gods*

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    You are a wonder, living the good life; enjoying every minute. Fascinating story, dear friend. I’m enjoying every snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Charmaine, you are unfailingly kind and generous. Thank you so very much, my dear friend! xoxo

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Oh, I love that explanation! Although how many people have seen that movie is a good question LOL. I saw it once, years ago…had completely forgotten the ‘Towanda’ part. Great snippet…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Maybe more will be inspired to watch it after reading this excerpt. 😉 I nicknamed my old Toshiba laptop Towanda. And then I named her successor Towanda Too. 😀

  5. Amy Braun says:

    I’m sure that paragraph will have parallels for Rebecca! Also YES!!! CANADIAN CLAW!!!! Also also I live for tomatoes, so whatever fresh ones you don’t want, I will happily take. 😀

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      You’re exactly right about the parallels. These two ladies have a lot more in common than either of them realize. 🙂 *throws tomatoes at Amy…in a nice way*

  6. Kate Hill says:

    Interesting explanation. The part I remember from that movie is “I’m older and I have more insurance.”

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL! That’s one of my favourite lines! Kathy Bates rocked that character. 😀

  7. Carol says:

    I’m all puffed up and feeling special because I KNEW, people! I knew the Towanda secret! Hee. Glad you were able to work this into the story. Curious – was Idgie’s real name ever revealed? Because seriously, it can’t be Idgie, can it? Love it all, your story and the movie! (And I’d like to say something encouraging about the game, but since I know less than nothing about basketball…YAY! Go team! Hope that’s sufficient…)

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! You’re SUPER special! 😉 Her real name was Imogene Threadgoode, which is an amazing name, don’tcha think? Yay, Raptors! Go, Raptors! xoxo

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