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Weekend Writing Warriors #77!

Hey, writery peoples! Happy Sunday! There are exactly two teaching days left in my school year, so let’s celebrate that awesomeness with another snippet from Learning to Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off (Will’s admitting that he noticed the hummus on Rebecca’s face when they met earlier that day)….

“Okay, so I noticed,” he admitted. Certainly wasn’t the first thing he noticed, but she didn’t need to know that.  

All too soon, however, she seemed to notice just how close in proximity they were. She retreated a safe distance, keeping her gaze trained on him. “Guess we don’t need to get your eyes checked, then.”

Nope. Not unless seeing her face and only her face was a bad thing. He considered that particular form of tunnel vision a blessing. Her hip pressed against his as she wiggled herself back against the lockers. He liked that he had a good six inches on her.

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!

In other awesome news, you know that soccer team I was coaching? Well, my girls went on to win the semi-final game AND the championship game, too! We finished first out of thirty teams in the Tier One division for the first time in school history, and we’ve got a sweet trophy to prove it! Our Bruins went an entire season undefeated. Talk about a fairytale! I’m so very proud to have been a part of this team, and I’ll never forget the thrill of winning on our home field. Yay, sports! 😀 Enjoy your week, everyone!

23 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #77!”

  1. Teresa Cypher says:

    Haha! I like this snippet. It reminds me of my second date with my husband. We went to a mall to get ice cream cones. I can see it in my mind like it was yesterday. We were walking toward the steps to the lower level, Baskin Robbins mint chip in my hand. Hubby-to-be asked, “DO you need a napkin?” as he reached toward me with a handful of them. I told him I didn’t. lolol. It took about ten minutes and a stroll through the mall before I realized that a small piece of ice cream had dropped from my cone to my chin. That was after I smeared the melted chocolate chip across my chin. lol! My husband still teases me about that when he offers me a napkin. And then I still have to tell him I don’t need one. lol

    Congrats on your girls’ team!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha! That’s so cute. You know he’s a keeper when he kept walking around with you anyway, ice cream chin and all. 😉 Thanks so much for the congrats and sharing your story, Teresa!

    2. Amy Braun says:

      Awww that’s an adorable story!

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Love the blooming romance plus your sense of humor. Happy for you and your team’s success. How sweet it is!

    Teresa, thanks for sharing your charming story. Happy marriages blossom as memories live on. My first love and I met in high school. We coined the ess will not be published. Required fields are marked *xpression-Marriage is one long conversation. I treasure the many years of us together.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, my sweet friend. 🙂

      You were certainly blessed with your loving marriage and to have found your special someone so early in life. I know you treasure every moment you had together. <3

  3. Laurie says:

    Cute blurb.
    Congratulations again to all of you on the championship.
    Two more days. You. Can. Do. It.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Mamalu! Two. More. Days. So close I can almost taste the freedom! 😀

  4. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    Ooh, I liked this snippet and the feeling of blooming romance between them. Can’t wait to read more!

  5. Veronica Scott says:

    Enjoyed the snippet – I like his form of tunnel vision, really rather sweet. Congratulations to your team on their victories! WOOT!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thanks so much, Veronica–for all of the above! WOOT, indeed! 😀

  6. Nancy Gideon says:

    Great scene, Julie. His POV makes you love him. He’s a goner and she doesn’t realize she’s fighting a battle she’s already lost.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee, I think you’re exactly right. Thanks for the fabulous comment, Nancy! 🙂

  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I remember the unadulterated joy that the end of school brought during my 14 years of teaching — though I don’t have any experience with coaching a championship soccer team. Congratulations!

    I also enjoyed the bit of heavy-R rated text, unexpected in your writing. When describing how their hips touched, he says, “he had a good six inches on her.” I’m sure he did!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Ed! It’s a pretty magical feeling! 🙂

      LOLOL, how did I know your mind would go there? 😉

  8. Christina Ochs says:

    Like Ed, my mind first went to the dirty six inches. Hah! Congrats on your team winning! And almost being done with school. What a way to finish the year!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Tsk, tsk. You naughty readers. 😉 Thanks for the congrats! I’m most excited that I get to sleep in soon! 😀

  9. Amy Braun says:

    Super cute, as always!

  10. Carol Gibbs says:

    Add me into the “Was that a dirty comment?” club. It’s not my fault – you’ve trained me that way! I love that Will is already so smitten. Their interaction is adorable. Congratulations again on the winning team and getting through another school year. Enjoy your summer!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL I should have known better than to leave a line like that with you dirty birdies. 😉 Thanks so much for the love and support you always provide in heaping helpings! xoxo

  11. Caitlin Stern says:

    A little focus isn’t such a bad thing, as long as he notices other important things, too. Sweet snippet!

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