Weekend Writing Warriors #59!

Hey-ohhhh! How’s everybody doing? We’re nine days away from Christmas, and only five till I say ‘buh-bye’ to teaching for two weeks and head home for the holidays! But in the meantime, here’s a little pressie for you–another snippet from Learning to Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off….

Rebecca rolled her eyes, but it was hard not to let her own mind wander there, however briefly. For a guy to take such a 180 in the career sphere…must have been something major that spurred on the decision. She couldn’t deny her curiosity. Checking her watch, she chomped into her wrap again, because she couldn’t deny the students their gym time at lunch, either.

A steady knock at the door stole her attention. Normally, they’d battle it out with a game of rock, paper, scissors to determine who’d have to answer it, but Pete was already on his feet.

She was trying to slurp down a long string of red pepper when the door opened, but there wasn’t an impatient kid on the other side wondering when she’d get her butt into the gym. There was a man. A brown-haired, blue-eyed, knee-wobbling delicious specimen of a man, one of the finest she’d ever seen, who chose that very moment to zero in on her instead of the guy who’d opened the holy door in the first place.

Yes, it was a holy door, because the man was clearly an angel…or a mirage…or maybe she was having a stroke.

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!

ONE. MORE. WEEK. Did I mention that yet? One week of school till I’m freeeeee! Well, at least until January 8th. But, man, am I gonna live it up. Now, I just need to finish Christmas shopping, wrap my presents, buy cards, eat chocolate, pack, drive…oh! And write! There will be a lot of that happening, too! Enjoy the week ahead, my friends! <3

19 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #59!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    You have a delicious style of writing. This opening said it all.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      And your compliments are delicious! Thanks, my friend! xo

  2. Christina Ochs says:

    Haha, I love how she refers to it as the holy door in her mind without even missing a beat. Slurp that red pepper down fast, girl!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL! Those darn slippery peppers! I’m still waiting for my holy door to arrive in time for Christmas. 😉 Thanks, Christina!

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    LOL! Don’t the best opportunities show up when we’re at our worst!? Great opening, Julie. Can’t wait to see . . . I mean read more.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      ALWAYS! One day they’ll be able to laugh about it. Maybe. Hopefully. Lol thanks, Nancy!

  4. Eden Mabee says:

    Those peppers… always trying to cling to your chin at just the right (wrong) moment.

    This was very cute. Loved it.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I know, right? I think those peppers are plotting against us! 😉 Thanks so much, Eden!

  5. Amy Braun says:

    Haha Your writing is always so much fun! 😀

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, I’m so happy to hear that, Amy! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Maggie Wells says:

    Proving that eating vegetables is bad for your love life.

  7. Lyn Perry says:

    Ah, more choices in men? Fun engaging scenes. Nice job.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Lyn! There’s just one choice–at least, one obvious choice–in this story! 🙂

  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I do so enjoy your breezy style, Julie. Is this cougar on the hunt already?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thank you, Ed! She’s been on the hunt for a while. This guy is like a gift from the heavens. 😉

  9. Diane Burton says:

    This snippet ends with such a funny line. A stroke, indeed. Also, LOL over the holy door. Yep.

  10. Carol says:

    Best. Stroke. Ever! You always manage to find the funniest ways to describe things. Can’t wait to meet the mysterious angel/mirage/stroke man! Hope he finds red peppers sexy.

    I’ve got 4 days left to work. I’m off on Friday to pick up Jonathan from the airport! Whoo-hoo, my boy’s coming home for Christmas! I’m a little excited. Stars Wars, birthday, son, babies…too much good stuff happening to focus on anything else!

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