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Weekend Writing Warriors #69!

Hi! How are you today? You look good. That’s a great colour on you. It really brings out your eyes. Ahem. I’ve got another excerpt from Learning to Love to share with you, so dive in whenever you’re ready! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off….

“Remember what I said and holler if you have any questions, okay?”

“Sounds good. Enjoy your weekend, Pete.”

“You too, buddy. See ya Wednesday.”

The door clicked shut behind him. He liked Pete. Though a bit rough around the edges, he said what he meant and meant what he said. During lunch, Pete had shown him the second floor classroom where he taught ninth grade science each morning. Will would be observing him in that class next week, and then co-teaching with him the following week.

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!

I’m sitting here, watching The Masters as I type this. Golf ain’t an easy sport to play, so I have tremendous respect for these guys and their skills…and their tight buns in those snug golf pants. *whistles* I’m rooting for Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. I’m also anxiously awaiting the warmer weather so that I, too, can hit the fairways and crank out some balls. Or just do what I normally do and drive balls off the hill in front of my parents’ house with Dad. 😀 Have a ball this week, my friends!

 

 

16 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #69!”

  1. Teresa Cypher says:

    Good character development. 🙂

    Oh, thanks!. That color looks good on you, too!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL do you think the grey brings out my eyes? 😉 Thanks, Teresa!

  2. Veronica Scott says:

    Sounds like they’re trying to set him up to succeed, with a mentor. I liked the tone of the snippet, as always with your smooth prose!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Having a mentor certainly helps a new teacher ease into things. 🙂 Thanks so much, Veronica!

  3. Amy Braun says:

    Maybe a bromance is blooming? 😉

  4. Botanist says:

    Sounds like a supportive environment. This feels like the calm before the storm, though. The door clicking shut and him left musing just begs for it to click open again and his world to be turned upside down 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol, I love that it has sort of an ominous feel to it. Things are about to happen, all right. Stay tuned! 😉

  5. Christina Ochs says:

    Why thank you! Blue is my favorite color. 🙂 Sounds like he’s landed in a supportive place- hope it works out for him.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      And what a beautiful colour it is! 😀 I hope it works out for him, too! Thanks, Christina!

  6. Ed Hoornaert says:

    High school science could be interesting if the students are in grades 11 or 12; the kids are turning back into humans once the worst of the hormone changes are wearing off.

    I’m wearing black head to toe in preparation for play in the pit for an afternoon performance of The Sleeping Beauty ballet. Personally, I think it looks a tad funereal on me.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL exactly.

      Black can be very posh, too. Always in fashion. You’re a trend-setter, Ed. Roll with it. 😉

  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    There’s always such a great “feel” to your stories, Julie. This one is no exception. Nice!

  8. Carol says:

    You make any color look good!
    Sounds like Will is getting a good tour of the place. A little suspicious of Pete referring to him as “buddy” already, but maybe that’s just the type of easy-going guy Pete is.
    Looking forward to warmer weather here, too. In fact, any day with a little sunshine and no snowflakes floating around would be appreciated.

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