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Weekend Writing Warriors #71!

*rolls out of cocoon* Hi! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and I have another snippet for you! πŸ˜€ Here’s more from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off….

There she was…just walking down the hall. And his heart did a little doo-wah-diddy in his chest. Pure elation morphed into alarm when she wobbled on her feet. His own feet quickly ate up the real estate that separated them and, with one hand under her arm and the other at her waist, he caught her before she face-planted on the concrete floor.

Slowly, once she’d regained her balance, he helped her into a sitting position against the lockers, and he kneeled in front of her. Her glassy eyes eventually focused on him, striking him diddy-dumb. β€œYou okay?” he asked, though the question could have just as easily applied to him.

β€œI, uh…I think so. Guess I got a little lightheaded there.”

He sat back on his heels.

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

I’m afraid to even say it, but me thinks spring has finally sprung in these here parts! Let us rejoice! Clean out our closets. Stow away all winter clothing. Throw away all broken ice scrapers and snow brushes. It couldn’t come at a better time because I’m coaching a varsity girls soccer team and our first tournament is this Thursday. The fields just might be thawed out by then. Enjoy your week, my friends, and stay outta trouble. πŸ˜‰

20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #71!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    So delightful, my friend. Missed you since I’ve been trying to put myself together. Ain’t easy!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Charmaine! Welcome back, my friend. I’ve missed you, too, and it’s so great to see you again. Stay well. The WWW just isn’t the same without you. xoxo

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    A little lightheaded? Yeah, and Ottawa is a little cold in the winter.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha! Okay, so maybe a slight understatement, but us PE teachers don’t like to point out our weaknesses. πŸ˜‰

  3. Veronica Scott says:

    Well that’s an interesting twist. Glad he’s so quick thinking! Enjoyed the excerpt…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Well, the hummus on her face during their initial meeting wasn’t humiliating enough for her, so… πŸ˜€ Thanks, Veronica!

  4. Botanist says:

    Intriguing! I wonder what made her light-headed … πŸ™‚

  5. Teresa Cypher says:

    Hmm, well, not the best way to start out the weekend, but it might work to his favor. πŸ™‚

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      In the words of Tim Gunn, I think he’ll ‘make it work!’ πŸ˜€ Thanks, Teresa!

  6. Diane Burton says:

    He’s certainly quick on his feet. Love the doo-wha-diddy reference. Nice snippet.

  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    Winding the song lyrics snippets around his POV was delightful! Geez, she’s not pregnant, is she? That would certainly complicate things!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Nope, definitely not preggers! Not yet anyway lol. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Nancy!

  8. Amy Braun says:

    Awww, he’s already so smitten!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yuh-huh. And it’s only gonna get worse. πŸ˜‰ Thanks, Amy!

  9. Carol says:

    “There she was” and my brain instantly joined Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and the rest of the “Stripes” misfits singing “do wah diddy.” Imagine my delight in discovering that was exactly what you were going for! Love that he was struck “diddy-dumb.” Hope her momentary lightheadedness is nothing to be concerned about.
    We are thawing here, too. So nice to only wear a jacket to work today instead of the winter coat. Good luck with soccer!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Great minds! πŸ˜‰ The lightheadedness is nothing too concerning, no. You’ll find out more about it next week. Hooray for spring and soccer season! Thanks so much, A-M! xo

  10. Brittany says:

    I really enjoyed how you described his heart beat like the song Doo Wah Diddy Diddy in the first half then finished the beat (because we were all singing it the moment you wrote it) after the tense action. It was a great touch!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, Brittany! I’m so glad you enjoyed that touch. πŸ™‚

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