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Weekend Writing Warriors #67!

Hello, all you good-lookin’ people! Happy Sunday, and happy March Break to me! 😀 While you’re reading this, I’m most likely en route to The Land With No Internet (a.k.a. Dad’s house) to have a lovely staycation with my troglodyte father. I won’t be teaching, but I’ll still be writing about it! So here’s more from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off….

“You’ve got my number. Just text me if anything comes up.”

“I definitely will. Thanks so much for taking me on and giving me this opportunity.”

Pete let loose with a laugh that ricocheted through the empty hall. “You may not be thanking me later. All I can say is, good luck.”

Somehow, they’d managed to make their way back to the Phys. Ed. office. Small school or not, there were enough hallways and corridors to make his head spin. He planned on staying a while longer just to get a little more used to the lay of the land, with no one watching or leading the way.

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!

Just want to congratulate Caitlin Stern for winning the giveaway I posted last week. Your book is on the way! I finally finished judging the Golden Heart entries I was assigned, and now I’m excitedly awaiting the announcements since I, too, entered. 🙂 Hopefully good news is on the horizon! I wish you all a fantastic week ahead! xo

 

17 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #67!”

  1. Laura Hile says:

    Julie, I just discovered this today, but I am already hooked.

    Happy, happy March break! It is wonderful to come out of the classroom and into the quiet …

    Mine is two weeks away. Only two! Loving that, I am.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hi Laura! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Hope you have a fantastic break when the time comes! It’s always so nice (and necessary) to rejuvenate. 🙂

  2. Christina Ochs says:

    Uh-oh, sounds like he might be in for a tougher time than he expected. Hope you enjoy your break!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Definitely more than he bargained for. 🙂

      Thanks so much, Christina!

  3. Laurie says:

    Intrigue. Sounds like the students may not be little angels.
    Try to pace yourself in the fun department. You have a whole week.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I know it’s hard to believe that teenagers would be anything but angels….

      Okay. So we’ll do the whitewater rafting first, then save the bungee jumping for later in the week, after the go-kart racing and kite surfing. 😉

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Good plan on his part! Nice details, enjoyed the snippet…

  5. Teresa Cypher says:

    “…with no one watching or leading the way.” I think not. 🙂

    Happy staycation, though you probably won’t see this until it’s over.

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Why do I feel like he’ll be bumping into someone named Rebecca pretty soon? 😉

  7. Sue Barr says:

    Yippee, I finally was able to access your site. Not sure what the issue was, but *shrugs shoulders* oh well, I’m here now. Nice snippet, Jules. Best of Luck in the Golden Heart Category. I’ll be rooting for you, my fellow former TMP’er

  8. Maggie Wells says:

    I will miss you!

  9. Botanist says:

    Good observation here – why is it that schools always seem to be a maze of corridors? Hospitals too.

  10. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I dunno about this snippet, Julie. It doesn’t seem realistic. Thinking back to when I taught in one- and two-room schools, I can honestly say that I never got lost in the corridors.

  11. Libby Campbell says:

    Hello from another Canuck on the West Coast.
    The sound a laugh ricocheting down an empty school hallway is something etched into the heads of so many of us, it was an immediate and compelling sensory detail. Nicely done.

  12. Diane Burton says:

    Sounds like he’s gotten in over his head. Oh, well. Such is life in a high school. I hope he doesn’t get too lost in the corridors. Otherwise, it’ll be like the MTA, never to return.

    Enjoy your vacation. A break from the internet isn’t all that bad. LOL

  13. Caitlin Stern says:

    It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!

  14. Carol says:

    On my first day in my current job – almost 12 years ago now! – I was given the grand tour of the building, and I swear I saw hallways and nooks and crannies that day that I’ve never been able to find again, so I totally get where Will’s coming from. Hmm, if he’s lucky, maybe he can find a tour guide to help him if he gets lost!
    Have a great break! Enjoy the family! I hope much good news is on the horizon for you, too!

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