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Weekend Writing Warriors #72!

Hey, everybody! Welcome back for another weekend of wonder and wordiness! I’m sharing more from my latest work-in-progress, Learning to Love! You gon’ learn today! 😉

Continuing from where we left off….

“Is this a normal thing for you, the lightheadedness? Any blood sugar issues?”

“No. Not since…no.”

Will could sense there was more she wanted to say, but he didn’t press the issue. “When’s the last time you ate?”

Color rose high in her cheeks. “I didn’t get a chance to finish my lunch and had a really busy afternoon….” she trailed off as he stretched to his full height. “Where are you going?”

“Sit tight,” he said, “I’ll be right back.”

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!

Well, April, you’ve been…forgettable. They weren’t kidding about the April showers thing, which apparently includes freezing rain and snow. May, you owe us! Bring on the sun, the warmth, the vitamin D my pasty Canadian skin so badly needs. I registered to join a dragon boat team this past week, which entails twenty paddlers, several weeks of training, and caps off with a festival in June. I’m very excited to try it! I’m also soon to be experiencing another new-to-me sport: whitewater rafting. More on that next week. Until then, keep safe and have fun, my friends! 🙂

28 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #72!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    He’s a sweety, so thoughtful Love is in the air. You write so beautifully, my friend.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you, Charmaine! Love is definitely in the air. There are only about eleventy billion obstacles for them to overcome first. 😉

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    What’s he doing, walking away? He should just call Uber for some food.

    Whitewater rafting is fun; I did it competitively for a couple years, back when I lived in a place with water in the rivers, rather than sand.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL I’ll give him that suggestion. 😀

      That’s very cool! I’m kind of nervous to try it. Large, angry waves tend to freak me out, so…
      Well, if I pee my pants no one will probably notice.

  3. Rosemary Gemmell says:

    This is my first visit to your snippets, Julie – really enjoyed that exchange!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      So happy to have you here, Rosemary! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  4. Alexandra Christle says:

    I’m interested in her “not since” comment. That makes me want to know what her history is. I want to know more about these people!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol then my evil plan has worked! 😀 Thanks so much, Alexandra! More next week!

  5. Veronica Scott says:

    Awww, I like him. 🙂 Another great snippet, leaving me wanting MOAR!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! That’s just what I love to hear! Thanks, Veronica! 🙂

  6. Teresa Cypher says:

    I like him. In fact, I think I have a crush on him. lol

    That is some good, mushy romance!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! That’s a very good thing! Hopefully my heroine will have similar feelings soon. 😉 Thanks, Teresa!

  7. Botanist says:

    I wonder where he’s off to? Canteen or vending machine, maybe? And will she accept help? From her defensive replies she might not welcome his help, because that would mean admitting she’s not as OK as she pretends to be.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Very insightful comments, Ian. More will be revealed next week. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  8. Frank Fisher says:

    Rebecca’s situation is very typical of a high school teacher. And I admire Will’s concern for her. Hopefully, May will be a nicer month in Ottawa. Enjoy the dragon boating and white-water rafting, Julie!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Frank! It’s easy to miss lunch when you’re a teacher. I tend to snack whenever I can, rather than pack a full meal, knowing I most likely won’t get to eat it lol. Here’s to warmer weather!

  9. Christiane France says:

    Nice snippet. I’ll be interested to see where this story goes.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Christiane! I’m excited to share more next week! 🙂

  10. Diane Burton says:

    What a guy! I’ll bet he has food in his desk. Good snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Something along those lines. 🙂 Thanks so much, Diane!

  11. Christina Ochs says:

    He’s clearly a great guy. Now I’m wondering what he’ll bring her. Chocolate?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      If he brings her chocolate, he’s obviously a keeper. 😀 Thanks, Christina!

  12. Caitlin Stern says:

    If you’re busy enough, it’s not too difficult to forget to eat. But it’s not a great idea. Sounds like he’ll be bringing a much needed snack!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Nope, it never ends well…except for Rebecca who has a handsome new teacher candidate looking out for her. 🙂 Thanks, Caitlin!

  13. Carol says:

    I’m going to pretend he was a diner cook in a former life, and he’s now speeding away to grill up a burger or two. A girl needs protein, right? He’s amazing, and I can’t wait until these two realize how perfect they are together!
    Speaking of perfect together – I’m sure that you and a dragon boat are a match made in heaven! Be careful with the whitewater though, OK?

  14. Cynthia Kimball says:

    Ahh Has the hero gone to get her a bite to eat?

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