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Weekend Writing Warriors #92!

Happy Sunday, and happy holidays, my fabulous friends! This will be my last snippet of 2018 since I’ll be heading home for the holidays, to the Land of No Internet, making posting quite difficult. So I hope today’s excerpt of Learning to Love is enough to tide you over till the New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

Continuing from where we left off…

As the afternoon sun beat down, she slowed her pace to a walk and followed her nose to the mouthwatering scent of freshly baked pie. Addie Mitchellโ€™s hand pies were impossible to resist, mainly because the woman circled around the town and brought them right to you on the back of her Pie-Cycle. But they were worth every last calorie, and sometimes you just had to give in. Cheat days existed for this very reason.

Addie had her bike propped on its kickstand while she served an older gentleman. She beamed a smile at Rebecca and held up a finger indicating sheโ€™d be with her shortly. Rebecca studied the pixie-haired woman, fascinated by her ease in interacting with every customer, young and old. Though she couldnโ€™t claim to know Addie very well, there was no denying the woman was attractive and seemed to have no trouble attracting the attention of males. She wondered if Addie had a boyfriend. Of course she has a boyfriend, the woman bakes pies for a living; she probably has to beat guys back with a rolling pin.

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

One more week of teaching, then Christmas break will finally be here! And there will be peace on earth and in every school hallway…at least until January 7th. ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish you a beautiful, joyful holiday season and hope 2019 is a positive and productive year for all of us! Take care and see you in the New Year! xoxo

19 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #92!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I guess I don’t have to wish you a good Christmas. Time away from school, even if you love the place, is desperately needed in order to recharge. Have a happy and peaceful holiday.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Amen to that! I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday, too, Ed! Thanks for all your support in 2018! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Laurie says:

    I’m not reading all the snippets because I want to be surprised with all the goodness but this one was a good one to read. Sweet that Addie made an appearance. I hope Rebecca and her become good friends.
    Catch you later, gator.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It’s likely that a mutual friend of theirs will bring these two gals closer together, but that’s enough spoilers for now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading, Mamalu! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Veronica Scott says:

    Fun snippet, your pie lady is a terrific character. Happy Holidays!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, Veronica! Happy holidays to you, too! <3

  4. Botanist says:

    Yes, some people just seem to get on well with everyone, don’t they? I guess having a mouth-watering talent helps too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Botanist says:

      P.S. Hope you enjoy your Christmas break.

      1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

        So true, Ian! And thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    Love this scene, Julie. I can almost smell the pies . . . oh, thank goodness it’s lunch time!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, I hear you, Nancy! Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Frank Fisher says:

    Well, not every woman who bakes pies for a living has a boyfriend (lol). I like how Rebecca is curious about Addie’s romantic life. Nice snippet! Have fun over the Christmas holidays. Like you, this will be my last week of teaching before Christmas.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d like to see the statistics on that lol. Thanks so much, Frank! Happy last week of school before the holidays!

  7. marilyn says:

    I love the fact that Addie will be in your second novel. I really like that pie baking, tea leaf reading young lady.
    So adorable just like her creator.
    Merry Christmas Julie.
    Hugs Marilyn

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Marilyn! You’re so sweet! Addie and her creator wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! xo

  8. Diane Burton says:

    You got me with the pies. Hmm. Enjoy your time off from teaching. Merry Christmas.

  9. Amy Braun says:

    Ha! That last quote is gold. Am I sadistic for wanting to see it play out in real life? >:)

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    I wonder if she’s right. Sometimes we’re very wrong about how other people’s lives go.
    Happy Holidays!

  11. Carol says:

    Ha-ha, beat guys back with a rolling pin! Oh, if Rebecca only knew. I’m sure Addie could give her all sorts of advice!
    There’s nothing better than looking forward to holiday break time. Enjoy! Sending plenty of good wishes now before you enter into the internet void.

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