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Weekend Writing Warriors #32!

Hiiiiiiiii! Happy Sunday and Hoppy Easter! As I mentioned last week, I’ll be sharing some snippets from new scenes I’ve added to Steeped in Love for the next little while. So, without further ado, let’s hop to it!

Continuing from where we left off (and please forgive the creative punctuation)….

He never expected he’d actually enjoy playing the game, though. And he was good. Ethan’d skinned his knees more than once to stop a ball from entering the outfield. Shortstop–sounded more like a punctuation mark than a fielding position. All through high school he played until he learned about the creative writing club. Then, his interest in playing shortstop stopped short. So too did the support from his parents.

Swallowing down the bitterness such memories always produced, he turned to the classifieds section, his gaze settling on the singles ads. ‘Just a Tinder fella looking for his Tinderella,’ one ad read. “Seriously, dude?” he muttered, “you ganked your own Tinder bio for a newspaper ad?”

Here’s the blurb:

Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate. 

Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.

Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.

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

Well, my friends, I finally finished my Additional Qualifications Science course! Booyah! I’m officially a science nerd! I kept my ION the prize, and despite all my sulfuring, I stayed positive and prevailed. Sorry, I only bust out the science puns periodically. 😉 Have a wonderful week, everyone! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #32!”

  1. Christina Ochs says:

    More interesting backstory for Ethan. Lol at the Tinder dude. Guess it’s not working for him if he’s turned to old-fashioned paper.

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Parents did not wish for him to give up their plans so here he is in a diner with an interesting woman. I have several sons who followed their own plans. Good luck to them. Interesting look into Ethan’s life.

    Good work, science nerd! There’s another nerd in a lab somewhere just waiting for you.

  3. Veronica Scott says:

    Wow, does anyone still read news on paper LOL? Enjoyed the snippet, gave me more of a feel for the character quite nicely.

  4. Nancy Gideon says:

    I’m enjoying learning about Ethan. I LIKE him! Nice revealing scene, Julie.

  5. Andrea says:

    “Then, his interest in playing shortstop stopped short.” Love the word play!

  6. Caitlin Stern says:

    Too bad his parents didn’t support him changing his interests. But he seems to have made it work well enough.

  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I can tell you had fun with the word play in this snippet.

  8. Amy Braun says:

    Great scene, truly, but this line made me cringe: ‘Just a Tinder fella looking for his Tinderella,’ Which was of course the intent. 😉

  9. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    Hahaha Loved the Tinder bit, it’s a truly terrible ad. LOL Great snippet!

  10. Diane Burton says:

    The puns are funny. Congrats, Science Nerd. Good snippet. Reveals a lot about Ethan. And, yes, some people (my Hubs) still read the newspaper.

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