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Weekend Writing Warriors #57!

Hello, and happy December, all! Hope yours has started off delightfully! Today I’ll be sharing more from my WIP, Learning to Love, so grab your school books and hurry up before you’re late to class! 😉

Continuing from where we left off….

“Got my student teacher coming in today to meet me and the students before he starts next week, just to get a feel for the place.” Opening the mini fridge, he grabbed the grocery bag inside containing his lunch—the one she knew his wife painstakingly prepared for him, like she did each night, which usually consisted of at least three courses.

“Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Hey, grab mine too,” she said before he’d shut the fridge door.

He obliged, nosily poking his head inside her lunch bag. “What is that, a veggie wrap?”

“Roasted red pepper, eggplant, and hummus.”

Shuddering, he tossed her the bag and took a seat at the desk opposite hers. “Now you’re gonna have garlic breath all afternoon, Ledgey.”

“Exactly, and I’ll threaten to breathe on the little punks if they don’t do as I ask.”

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!

Three weeks and counting till I’m on Christmas break! I can already smell the ginger cookies I plan to eat every morning of my glorious two week holiday. Wishing you all a joyful, productive, and fulfilling week ahead! 🙂

16 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #57!”

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It always sneaks up on us, doesn’t it? Thanks, my friend! 🙂

  1. Christina Ochs says:

    Very cute! I guess I should admit that I’m one of those wives who makes three-course lunches for hubby. It’s fun!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. I’m sure he greatly appreciates it. In fact, if you enjoy it so much, you’re welcome to make my lunch, too. 😉

  2. Veronica Scott says:

    Nice details, makes it all seem very real. Great snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, Veronica! I’m happy to hear that! 🙂

  3. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    Great snippet! Love the detail about his 3 course meal and her veggie wrap.

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    His WIFE prepares his lunch? WTF? Is this story about becoming the ‘other woman’? (Just teasing you, Julie. I’m sure you’ll make it all clear.

    This story strikes sort of close to home. Not only am I former teacher and principal (elementary school), but one of my Toronto son’s ex is a PE teacher. They amicably share custody of the dog.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, she’s definitely not ‘the other woman,’ but I’ll be sure to make that clear.

      I figured it was about time I wrote a story about teachers, set in a high school. It’s what I live and breathe everyday. Glad it’s something you can relate to as well! 🙂

  5. Maggie Wells says:

    I kind of hate that his wife makes his lunch. What is this, 1950? I think she should breathe her dragon breath on him!

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Ha, I agree with him but she had a great comeback!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Garlic breath is a force to be reckoned with! 😉 Thanks, Amy!

  7. Carol says:

    I’m impressed they have a mini-fridge. Not sure how I feel about the “Ledgey” nickname, unless that’s legitimately one she approves of. Definitely not a fan of Mr. Office Mate yet.

    Looking forward to the holiday break as well, although there’s so much to do before it gets here that panic is beginning to set in!

  8. Diane Burton says:

    Another former teacher chiming in. Great banter between them. I, too, laughed over garlic breath. This is going to be a fun story.

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